Sorry I have been absent for a while. Richie has been in the hosptail for 5 weeks, but at least we transferred to Ochsners in New Orleans four weeks ago. Ochsners is AWESOME and last night Richie got his transplant. We are not out of the woods yet, but he did not have much fight left in him and had about given up. MELD at transplant was 29. Everything seems to have gone wel and he is already off the ventilator. I had gone back home on Sunday, and wanted to stay with Brett last night so that she wouldn't be scared. Driving down this morning, it was so tempting to call the doctor who told me that he would sends Richie down to Ochsners to be evaluated, but that he didn't think he was a good candidate because he had not been through a medically supervised program. He nrecommended that instead of thryiing to keep Richie going that I go ahead and call Hospice. What an ass. Anyway, I know we are not out of the woods yet, but we are getting there. Thanks for all the support and advice everyone has given. This disease is truly devestating, and the support is invaluable.
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