this is rick for sonya. Sonya went into surgery at 7:40am cst. She was totally upbeat, trying to comfort me :). It’s 12:20pm now. Dr. Baker just came in. They are all finished with Sonya and she is headed to the ICU. I should be able to see her around 1:15 or 1:30pm cst. They all commented on what a great liver she has. They took 60% of it. They are preparing to remove Gay’s old liver and connect Gay to Sonya’s liver. This is obviously a delicate procedure. If all goes well as soon as Sonya’s liver is connected to Gay it will begin pumping bile, cleansing her body of all of the toxins that have been in it for years. Gay could be in surgery a few more hours. Pretty amazing. Keep praying — still lots of concerns, including blot clots, healing, and for Gay to accept the new liver. we so appreciate you!
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