@dallains, This has been a long road, indeed! Your dear mother-in-law sounds like a strong woman. Liver disease can be so complicated.
I transplanted 12 years ago at Mayo Rochester. I had PSC which affected my liver, and also my kidneys. I was in Kentucky, and had to be removed from the active transplant list for possible cholangiocarcinoma. Unable to get an accurate diagnosis, I was referred to Mayo, however I missed my appointment due to acute kidney failure / ICU / and potential brief stay in Hospice Care. After I was stabilized and on emergency dialysis, I was flown to Mayo Rochester from Kentucky, and spent several more weeks in the hospital. No cholangiocarcinoma; needed a wheelchair and walker; gained strength; then blessed with a simultaneous liver and kidney transplant in April 2009.
Maybe being home will give her renewed strength for the journey. Is medical transport an option?
Is this her first Mayo visit? Is she on transplant list? Which Mayo?
When is the appointment?