Aides to Speaker of the House Michael Busch said doctors think new liver is functioning well.
Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch was alert and talking Friday after a liver transplant the day before, aides said.
"His doctors believe his donated liver appears to be functioning well," Busch's chief of staff Alexandra Hughes wrote in a Facebook post. "He is awake, alert and talking and breathing on his own."
Busch, 70, underwent surgery Thursday to graft part of his sister's healthy liver to his failing one. Aides said he was recently diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a liver disease.
The state's longest-serving speaker has been in ailing health since last October, but did not publicly reveal his condition until after the transplant Thursday at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
He said in a statement released after the surgery that he intends to work through his recovery. Aides said Friday he will not be accepting visitors.