Sunday, March 25, 2012


Early Saturday morning two members of the liver team came by. They asked Jay some questions to see how he was feeling about leaving, and he reiterated that he didn't exactly feel up for it. They left and then Jay decided to go shave before Dr. Wright came by.

Do you see where this is going?

Dr. Wright came in with the two doctors who had just been there. When he asked where the patient was, I pointed to the direction of the shaving sounds. Jay's argument was pretty much dead in the water at that point. So he had his last drain tube removed, which wasn't nearly as bad as the first two, and he had his IV removed. And that was it. It was time to go. We did one final med check, I checked on our transplant buddy, and we were out the door.

We went home to my dad's house in time to snuggle with the kids (Jay's parents had brought
them back) before Joshua went to go see Mary Poppins with his friend Amanda. Jay went straight to bed and stayed there, which was good since he had totally overtaxed himself with entertaining visitors the day before.

I snuggled with Clare, and then she and I met Joshua and his people for dinner at Bucca di Beppo while my dad made burgers and beans for the rest of the Bernheisels.

We have so much to be thankful for.


Jennifer said...

Thank you for your honesty and courage. Hugs to you and Jay, thank Jay too for being willing to let you write about him and this journey and share crazy photos with all of us. You Rock

Rhonda said...

AND Bucca di Beppo!!! You guys are living it up (haha) Now I see what Joshua was talking about with the scar. Frown-y face for sure.