Tricia is continuing to do incredibly well. She spent all of yesterday off any kind of supplemental O2, meaning she is breathing completely on her own for the first time since early October. She also walked thee laps around the hall without any O2. Her saturation did drop during the night while she was sleeping, so she may be given a little bit of O2 for the next few nights. She has been sleeping well the past 48 hours, which is very important to recovery. She had one chest tube pulled and has had some of her bandages removed. All tests and bronchs have shown no signs of infection or rejection, which is great news.
Both of our kids are here with us this weekend, so I've been busy. Sorry for not being able to update the blog as often, but I am able to update Twitter and Instagram a few times a day from my phone. Different family members are coming and going to spend time with Tricia, so I've been able to spend extra time with the kids, which has been nice. They like to hang out in Tricia's room and play on the extra large window sill when we're all at the hospital together. We have a great view out the front of the hospital and get to see lots of helicopters and ambulances.
I'll try to post another update ASAP about what needs to happen in the next few weeks for Tricia to be discharged, although it's basically the same as five years ago if you want to go back and read. Thank you for your continued support and prayer!