Yesterday I wrote, “Now it is absolutely essential that she get back to a stable place, so she can receive another offer.”
It’s early morning on Friday as I write this, and I am happy to report that with the help of her fantastic team here, she did reach a tentatively stable place, finally, yesterday, and sustained it through her first uninterrupted night’s sleep since last Thursday, a full week ago.
I’m praying that today brings continued stability and an offer of lungs.
Life support machines are miraculous, but they’re not perfect, and there is a fine balance at play. Various factors–oxygenation, flow rates, coagulation, etc., are constantly monitored and fine-tuned, but it’s not possible to duplicate the miracle that is the human body’s maintenance of health, especially when one major organ has failed and another has been harmed by the other’s failure ( Caitlin’s heart).
–Maryanne, with Nick