Things aren't going well. The doctors are concerned that she is too exhausted and just can't keep fighting on her own. She just keeps losing ground.
They have decided to intubate her in preperation for a tracheostomy. The trach will help her not have to be sedated for too long. While we know this is the next step in the progression of treatment to bridge her to the transplant, it is also the start of us being unable to communicate with her clearly. We all had to say 'goodbye' with the hope that we will see her again in a couple of days.
She is still fighting, but embracing the help of the machines to get her through this struggle. She welcomed the chance to let go of some of the stress and labor. She was positive and shared that if she doesn't come through her life has been a wonderful journey-- one that she hopes to continue if it is in the plan.
I don't want to paint a bleak picture, but she is running out of options to help her. The positive is that the doctors are still operating on the guiding purpose of getting her to the transplant. One doctor said they did a lung transplant last night of a different blood type-- had it been a match, it is likely this would have been a much different post.
Thanks for all your support. Sarah appreciates the postings, as do we.