It was a rainy morning so logic set in and I decided to drive the speed limit because it made no sense to become an organ donor on the way to receive a transplant! We made it to Oshkosh by 8am and the EAA Airventure traffic on the road was minimal, so we passed by the thousands of campers with no problem.
We arrived to the hospital by 10am. We were met there by several family members and friends. Then we hurried up and waited. Ken was actually the fifth transplant of the day so he was taken at 5pm into the surgery. We waited in the surgical family room all night. Around 2 am on July 31, I received a phone call from the operating room that the transplant had just taken place! So this is the day that actually marks the eighth year anniversary of Ken's first liver transplant.