So a month ago I posted about me getting the flu/strep combo and then the partner-in-crime getting sick. It turns out to be much worse than just the flu.
My best (human) friend in the world is incredibly sick now. In about two weeks I will go with him to talk to doctors about getting him on the transplant list for a new liver. I don't even really want to think about the whole transplant process. The fact that a match might take forever. That he could possibly be turned down for a transplant (unlikely, but the fact that the possibility exists is terrible).
Right now he's still in the hospital getting his chemistry sorted out and getting physical therapy because as if liver failure wasn't enough, he also managed to wreck his back to the point where he's hunched over like Golem and walking is hard (this may also be due in part to his liver not working correctly, so toxins are building up and affecting his muscles, but he also has a history of back problems that go all the way back to the late 1980s/early 1990s when he was a jock type).
Long story short... even with insurance, this is expensive. He's hit his deductible, but a lot of things still get charged at 15%. The specialist visits and lab work for the transplant will cost something.
If you have read it and want to kick a few bucks my way just out of kindness, I have a Ko-Fi account.
I have really got to start writing again.