Anya was placed on a ventilator this morning to give her lungs and body a much needed break from breathing on her own. Tomorrow morning, they will put a tracheostomy tube in her as a longer term solution. Yes, it’s another setback. She really can’t afford too many more of these.
I think that she will probably feel a lot better after 12-24 hours on the vent. Although this was not what we wanted, it was absolutely necessary because her lungs were retaining way too much CO2 on their own. The excess CO2 was causing her to become sleepy and incoherent. Unfortunately, all of this will set her back another few weeks.
I wish that I had better news. We’ll know more by tomorrow.