An update


   Things have been a little crazy lately... My mom's been in New Orleans with my dad for the past 2 weeks. I know I'm a grown woman, but it's so strange to have my parents so far away from me. I rely on them so much and take for granted that they're always only a few minutes away whenever I need them...

   My dad is now at the Ochsner Medical Center in Louisiana. They're the #1 liver transplant hospital in the country, which is awesome. Things were going pretty good for a little bit, he was able to get up and talk with me on the phone (he was joking and swearing like he normally does). Last Friday he had a total relapse though and became unresponsive again. He has pneumonia, a stomach infection, failing kidneys, and blood in his lungs. It's just a mess... He basically needs to just get stable enough to be able to survive a transplant surgery. My mom told me that he's now able to open his eyes and nod his head a bit, and his neurologist says it's encouraging. 

  Anyways, that's the update. I wish I had better news to share... Hopefully a week from now things will be better. Thank you for all the phone calls and kind messages, it means a lot.