We were informed this morning that a liver transplant will definitely be needed based off of the preliminary liver tests. The liver looks to have suffered too much damage. The doctors are extremely pleased with how his body is handling everything (alertness, etc.) - which will help when the transplant occurs. We are praying now that a good, compatible liver (that is the correct size) becomes available - and that the procedure and recovery goes smoothly when the time comes.
We are thankful that the rest of his body is so responsive, and that the medicine will continue to keep many of his levels in check.