Not a whole lot to report today. The nurse tried to stand Anya up this morning but her heart rate shot up to the 140s again so they decided to give it another day before they push again. Her body is still healing from the surgery. There’s no timeframe for when she’ll be ready to get off the ventilator and up and walking, but I imagine that it will be very soon here.
They did lower the settings on her vent, so she’s using less support and oxygenation now. Getting her off the vent is going to be a gradual process since she was on it for so long pre-transplant. Her new lungs are working great though. Her saturation levels haven’t dipped below 93 even with movement.
Her blood pressure has been normal. They started her on a low feed (30mL per hour) through her j-tube, so she’s getting some nutrition now. She’s a little bit swollen around the arms and legs, but nothing too bad. Her two remaining chest tubes will remain in her for at least a few more days.
Tomorrow, the pulmonary doctor is going to perform a bronchoscopy on her to clean out the mucus in her lungs and check on the sutures. I don’t think a biopsy is scheduled with the bronch, so it should be a pretty quick procedure done at her bedside.
Overall, I’m still amazed at how well she looks and how well she’s doing. I know that the recovery will be a slow gradual process, but there’s no doubt in my mind that Anya will be up and walking soon.