Holding Holding Holding. We are grateful for the holding but it is not easy. The doctors and nurses are working every minute to keep his body in balance and in good enough shape for him to go to the operating room. The staff seems to have developed a great fondness for Philip. His sweet disposition and polite approach endears him to all who care for him. He frequently sleeps, but in between he remains himself. There is some confusion, but nothing that is a surprise, considering how long he has been in the Intensive Care Unit. The staff continues to make us feel as if we are all on the same team wanting to get Philip a liver.