After over a week in the hospital, Tricia was discharged on Wednesday. She began her physical therapy at Duke yesterday. She will go every weekday for about four hours to help strengthen her body in preparation to be placed on the transplant list.
I did not realize how sick Tricia has become until she got "home" on Wednesday. Her breathing is incredibly laborious. I was up most of that night in bed listening to her breathe...the bed literally shakes with each breath because she puts so much effort into it. It reminds me of this exact same time five years ago when she was pregnant with Gwyneth and I would wake up several times a night just to make sure she was still breathing.
I am very concerned for her. This has all come on so quickly, and I know it has her really worried that she won't be able to be strong enough to get on the transplant list.
We are in Durham now, Tricia is full time and I'll be traveling back home on the weekends whenever possible. This was much easier the first time when we did not have children. We are thankful for our family and friends who are helping us.
Please continue praying for Tricia, that she will be strong and healthy enough to be listed as soon as possible. Please pray for our children, Gwyneth and our foster child.