Last night at about 7:20pm, Raul passed away peacefully in my arms, with his grandma by his side.
Just a few hours earlier we had met with his doctors and were switching over to hospice care, but when he passed we had not yet changed much other than his code status. I think he just needed to know it was okay to go. We had expected to have several days to a week with him after stopping dialysis, but as usual, Raul had other plans and never even missed a day of dialysis.
Raul's transplant was a success, his skin was improving, but as anyone familiar with his story knows, he had many complications and other medical issues.