At this point Philip remains critical and on the transplant list. It seems that this can change from hour to hour. He is on the list to be offered a liver, but they want him a little healthier to take him to the operating room. They have him on a variety of medications to keep everything in balance. Our goal is also to keep this room as a cheery and hopeful place, so as to keep Philip’s mental and psychological status in good shape also. His direct nurse said that yesterday when they had him down in Radiology in order to replace an old “port” with a new “port”, Philip kept saying thank you to all personnel. We are grateful that, despite having tubes and hoses coming in and out of him, Philip remains Philip. He is kind, appreciative and polite.