July 12 ~ Transplant Surgery

9:00 am – Started Jason’s surgery

10:30 am – Jason’s gall bladder is out and they’re dissecting his liver. Starting my surgery now.

1:33 pm – Almost finished splitting the liver. Waiting for go-ahead from Recipient side. Jason doing great!!

3:45 pm – Jason’s right lobe was delivered to my OR room at 2:27. They are preparing the liver to go in me now. Jason should be finished between 4 and 4:30. They said Jason’s liver was beautiful and he is a rock star!!!

3:51 pm – Jason is in recovery. I will be another 4 to 6 hours

6:26 pm – They made the first connection on my new liver at 3:30. I should be finished by 8:00 pm.

8:00 pm – Surgery finished. Heading to ICU. Family will come to see me soon.

Surgery finished. Heading to ICU. Family will come to see me soon.

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