Anya’s still in the ICU. They are trying to get this collapsed lung (pneumothorax) fixed. I’m hoping that once they get this fixed, then Anya will go back to how she was feeling before the bronchoscopy procedure last Wednesday. As of this moment, she is having a really tough time breathing and she is retaining way too much CO2 in her lungs. That needs to get better, otherwise, they will need to intubate her.
I talked to the doctor earlier and he told me about the review board meeting. He wasn’t actually at the meeting, but he did relay some information from the other doctor who was there. Here’s what the review board needs from Anya before they list her:
- Gain some weight (roughly 9 pounds, which will put her BMI at 17)
- Gain some strength (walk roughly 100ft to 200ft on her own with oxygen)
- ~3 months of antibiotics with multiple negative cultures
The review board is going to re-evaluate her every Tuesday to see how she’s progressing. If they feel like she’s ready, then they will list her, but at this time, they don’t feel as though she is ready yet.