Today Hana’s X-ray looks worse. This has been disappointing for everyone.They tried a CPAP trial last night and it seems to have made her left lung worse. The attending physician said it would be unconscionable to try to extubate today. They do want to try another bronchoscopy, which they’ve been saying for days now, they just haven’t been able to get one scheduled. It seems that pulmonary should be fully staffed tomorrow so it won’t be a problem having it done tomorrow. With that, maybe they can clear out her lung and take a look and maybe we will have more answers. But it may just be that her heart is too large and is pressing on her lung too much. Some of the risks that are being mentioned now are the risk of pneumonia and deconditioning Hana’s ability to breathe in her own. There is always the risk of infection from being in the hospital.
Tomorrow we will restart the transplant evaluation process.
If her lung starts to look better in her X-ray tomorrow there is still a chance that they could extubate tomorrow. It’s been hard to watch Hana in the hospital bed doing so little, day after day. We are just trying to stay positive.