Tricia slept well last night and woke up feeling better and breathing more easily. Her team met and decided to go through with the intubation, ventilation and tracheotomy procedures. Everything went smoothly. They assured us that she will remain on the transplant list for the time being. Tricia woke up a few hours later feeling and looking so much better. She is breathing easy on the vent, happy to be still on the list and feeling better, and was even back to exercising within a few hours. They'll have her up and walking tomorrow.
Tricia is still very sick and in a very precarious situation, but today started well and ended better, and we feel that we've been given some extra time and hope. Today was a huge relief. We are beyond thankful for everybody at Duke who is taking such great care of Tricia, and for all of you who are praying for her.