Mason's Transplant Update

Mason's liver transplant is scheduled!  Because he has a living donor, a date is set and plans are in place.  The surgery will be Wednesday, October 19 in Omaha at the Nebraska Medical Center.  Mason will be admitted a week prior to that for IV antibiotics and intense respiratory therapy.  The reason for that is because after transplant he will be immunosuppressed, so the IV antibiotics and respiratory therapy will "clean him up good" and get him in optimal condition for surgery and recovery.

Morgan, Julia (my brother's daughter) and I will be in charge of keeping Caring Bridge updated throughout this process.  We are setting up a fundraiser page that will be linked to this site.  It's an organization called COTA (Children's Organ Transplant Association) that is a 501(c)3 charity.  All donations made to COTA in Mason's honor will go directly towards his care and lifelong health-related expenses.  Additionally, all donations are tax deductible for the donors!  For more information on the organization itself, go to  Morgan or Julia will add the fundraiser page shortly!  Soon we will be planning fun fundraisers as well!

Caring Bridge will be used primarily during the transplant process and recovery for updates and information so make sure your email address is set up on the site to receive updates.  I don't want to post much directly to Facebook, as we want to be sure that Mason's privacy is respected.  

Much more information to come! Just wanted to get this up and running!  As always, we cannot express how much we appreciate the genuine care and support we get from all of you.  We do have the best family and friends!