My Dad has been blogging fairly extensively over the past 12 hours about the activities and thoughts going on. If you want the play-by-play, check it out.
The surgery was the most intense stage of the transplant process so far, and it almost entirely depended on the skill and wisdom of the medical staff. Today and the next few hours and days and weeks will be even more difficult, and will rely almost entirely on Tricia. How will her body react to and accepts the new lungs? How will she mentally and emotionally respond. How hard will she push herself to get out of bed and start her new life.
These next few hours and days and weeks will be the most critical. There are too many possible complications to list right now on no sleep, so I'll blog about that later...for now, be praying that Tricia will stay infection and rejection free.
We are incredibly excited and blessed that we've come this far, and your encouragement and thoughts and prayers are more critical right now than ever before. I look forward to telling you of the day's progress tonight!