Luke Daniel O'Shea is the middle child of Tara (Hammond) & D.J. O'Shea. Luke suddenly became jaundice March 2, 2017 and admitted to the hospital March 6, 2017. Luke was diagnosed with acute liver failure after a week and half at Children's hospital and UNMC. March 14, 2017 Luke received a donated liver and discharged from the hospital March 22, 2017. That is eight days after his transplant! He amazed the medical community how fast he is recovering from surgery. He will now begin the journey of recovery. Luke will be on series of medicines so his body doesn't reject the transplanted liver. Luke will be going to clinic appointments and blood draws three times a week. This will scale down the further we get from transplant anniversary. After the year marker his medicines will be scaled back to one Pill taken in the morning and at night for the rest of his life.
Prior to Luke's illness he was a curious, energetic, and strong willed 3 year old boy. Luke's likes include paw patrol, super heros, monkeys, going to school, going to church, going to the zoo, going to the grocery store, running, and climbing.
Luke's older brother is nine year old Liam (3rd grade). Luke's younger sister is 6 month old Lily. He loves spending time with family. Playing with his big brother and cousins is something he always look forward to doing. He loves bonding with his grandparents.
Tara, Mama, is currently taking a year leave of absence from teaching at Millard North high school. DJ, Daddy, works for Union Pacific Streamline. We welcome you to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.