Transplant On Schedule (Updated!)

We’re at about 15 hours and change for the First Mate’s transplant, and it looks like we’re on track. We just met with the doctors, who went over all the risks and the plan for post-surgical treatment. Everyone here is in high spirits and waiting for tomorrow morning. The surgery will come early and last most of the morning, so posting will be very limited tomorrow. I’ll post more updates as we go along.
UPDATE: Please include the donor and his family in your prayers and thoughts as well. He is a good friend of ours through Marriage Encounter — as was the FM’s previous donor. I don’t want to release too many details about him and his family, since I have not asked for his permission to do so, but he and his family have approached this with enthusiasm and joy. God offers special people to help us through difficult times in our lives, and luckily for us He gathered them at Marriage Encounter so we could find so many of them at once.
Also, I’d like to offer a Happy Birthday to the Admiral Emeritus. Dad turned 75 tonight, and he celebrated last Saturday at a party that I could not attend, for obvious reasons (he lives in California). They don’t make them any better than Dad — he has been a rock for me my entire life, and I wish I could have been there to hoist a glass in his honor.

32 thoughts on “Transplant On Schedule (Updated!)”

  1. Seconded (or thirded) regarding wishes of luck. Given the First Mate’s strong support net, she’s already ahead of the game.

  2. Capt.,
    I will keep you and the First Mate in my prayers both tonight and tomorrow. I know it will likely be a tough night for the both of you.
    Jim C

  3. Ditto the above comments. What normally happens is, family outside of the operating room get more nervous than the ones actually facing the surgery. Calming the family can actually give the patient something to do while they wait for the “show” to start.

  4. Capt’n: We are praying for you, First Mate, and surgeons. Best wishes to you all.
    A. Lurker.

  5. All the best to your entire family. Here’s hoping that everything matches perfectly this time.

  6. Best wishes to Captain Ed’s “First Mate”

    Captain Ed’s wife, better known to his readers as “The First Mate”, will be having kidney transplant surgery tomorrow. Please keep them and their family in your prayers for a successful surgery and for a full recovery for Mrs. Captai…

  7. God bless the surgeons who will work on the First Mate – may He also give you peace while you wait at the hospital.

  8. Prayers for Captain Ed & the First Mate

    Prayers and good wishes for Captain Ed (of Captain’s Quarters fame) and his First Mate. She is undergoing another kidney transplant early Friday morning. Captain’s Quarters is always a great read, and I’m sure much of the credit must go to the First …

  9. Prayers and good wishes for Captain Ed (of Captain’s Quarters fame) and his First Mate. She is undergoing another kidney transplant early Friday morning. Captain’s Quarters is always a great read, and I’m sure much of the credit must go to the First Mate’s wise, um, First Mate-ing. Get well soonest, FM! 😉

  10. All my prayers are with each of you, may God touch and heal each of you and encourage your hearts, and provide for every contingency – abundantly.
    “Nothing missing, nothing broken.”
    In Jesus’ Name

  11. From all my Cotillionites, we wish her the very best possible outcome.
    Prayer vigil begins in 5…4.. 3……
    PRAY!
    XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXO
    Love, C. Jane Stewart

  12. Godspeed, First Mate

    “Captain” Ed Morissey’s wife (the First Mate) will be getting a transplant Friday morning. Let’s all remember her in our prayers tonight. Godspeed, First Mate, and I pray for good winds on this voyage. And, skip, tell the Admiral Emeritus happy birthda…

  13. Skip, as above my thoughts are with the First Mate. I pray you both see clear sailing tomorrow.
    Regarding the Admiral: a friend at work also celebrated his birthday tonight. You might want to tell A.E. that my friend -now at the “decrepit” age of 28- said he was getting old, and he wished he were 20 again.
    I told him that once he got to my age (near yours, I suspect {g}) 28 would start looking darned good! Heh.

  14. And where would any of us be without or moms and dads?
    My Dad will be 77 this week.
    Happy Birthday to our dads, and best wishes for your First Mate and for your very very good firends, and all that transpires, tomorrow – God bless them all.

  15. CE,
    Hoist a cup of Grog for the Adm.
    I”ll be praying for you and especially the FM.
    As for the donor…where do people like this come from? My organs — ridden hard/put away wet as they are — are up for grabs when I’m done with them. But to do so BEFORE you’re finished with them yourself? Wow. Wow!

  16. WEll, this is Friday morning, and I know your wife and your friend are well into a very very very long day.
    I pray you all find it fraught with many miracles and blessings, and much healing, and that you are all much encouraged by the Presence of hte Lord, today, as He touches each of you with an overabundance of good providence in the Holy Spirit, through Jesus’ name.
    Amen

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