12/19, 5:30pm — Into the OR

Let’s hope they find something that’s causing these increasing lactates! This OR trip is proactive and good. Caitlin has a great medical team!

My aunt just asked a good question: Is she aware that she’s been transplanted?

The answer is YES.

She’s listening. We told her. We told her that the lungs are perfect Harry Potter lungs that are a perfect fit. Her blood oxygen saturation is 100 percent. (Before transplant, it was in the low 80s.) The pulmonary pressures on her heart have gone way down. As soon as the rest of her regains its previous good health, she’ll be able to enjoy her new ability to breathe again. What a gift, what a tremendous, generous gift.

All we know of the donor was that he/she was very healthy.

—The Team

28 thoughts on “12/19, 5:30pm — Into the OR

  1. Jane McCafferty

    So much is going well!! I am glad she knows she was transplanted. She is so fierce and somewhere under all that unimaginable suffering she is happy! And now it’s down lactates down. Just get down. It is time!! Love and light.

  2. Jennie Fields

    Thinking all good thoughts. Caitlin knows that now is the time to fight hard for her future. And her doctors are clearly brilliant. So many of my friends have been following and sending positive strong thoughts and prayers.

  3. Kevin weadock

    Thank you so much for the updates. Must be difficult at times to find the right words to describe the situation. Can’t even imagine the emotion swings you all have been through recently. Prayers out that we can all ride this positive happy emotion through the New Year and many years to follow. Merry Christmas!!

  4. Cheryl Cindrich

    Let’s go medical team!!! Let’s find Out what’s causing those high lactate levels! Thank you for letting us know that Caitlin is aware that she is transplanted!!!! We have all been wondering that and I am happy to know the answer! Happy to hear that some things are moving in the right direction. More prayers are coming from the Postufka family. Stay strong! XOXO

  5. mjroseauthor

    Hoping, hoping, hoping this goes well and they find what they are looking for and you all turn the next corner tonight. Sending love, light and hope.

  6. mjroseauthor

    And I just told Doug that she knows – he’s been asking too. He said it is the most astounding moment when you know that its happened – that the new organ is in your body. I cried just
    listening to him tell me. xxxx

  7. Dawn

    As the daughter of a double lung recipient, I know what a roller coaster ride you are on right now. I am praying for Caitlin, she is in great hands at Presby. I am praying for her support team as well, as being a caregiver/support person is, without a doubt, the most difficult position in the world. Take care of yourselves as well as Caitlin. God bless you and give you strength. PS: My dad is 78 years old, 8 years post transplant and doing great. Miracles are real!

  8. Mj Hamilton

    Dear Archbishop Andrea Carlo Ferrari,
    Let’s see this miracle thru to the end!!!

    #stillprayingforcaitlinohara 🙏🙏🙏👼🏻👼🏻👼🏻

    Love & hugs from Mj & Scott

  9. Sydney Turner

    I’m so relieved to hear that she knows. Godspeed to be doctors that the trip is quick and successful.

    Love and light

    Ps it is SO amazingly wonderful to see you write the words “post transplant” 😘

  10. Jessica Keener

    I’m so happy she knows. Now she can focus her fight on getting her liver and other issues resolved. Light and live. A flower of light

  11. Janet Roy

    Dearest Maryanne and family I am ditting in my Chapel at the Pleasant Street Christuan Reformed Church where s group of us will be praying for your sweet girl Caitlyn tonight I am a classmate of your brother Michael and have been following your posts and requested orayers along the way and as a believer I now see the power of prayer with much love Janet Roy

  12. Deborah Gordon

    Rich, Rachel, Sam and I are keeping you all (especially Caitlin) in our thoughts and prayers. We were thrilled to hear about the lung transplant and hope this trip to the OR will help resolve what is happening with her liver. Thank you for keeping us informed. Sending Hugs!!
    Deborah Gordon

  13. Micheal and Debbie Brogan

    Stay strong and keep the faith. There are so many people at home who are talking about you and your family and are praying right along with you.

    May your troubles be less
    and your blessings be more,
    and nothing but happiness
    come through your door!


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