Chaia began to labor in her breathing around 5:00 a.m. this morning.
Her CO2 levels are high which means she isn't sustaining as well as she needs to in her breathing.
The vent (R2D2) is turned back on. She is hooked up to CPAP to see if this will help her with breathing.
If it doesn't, we're looking at reintubation. (Insert heavy sighs and tears here.)
The potential positive is that the doctors are fairly certain it is not her heart that is causing the respiratory failure...so they think with some more time her breathing muscles could strengthen back up and she might be able to try again.
This part of the journey is called One step forward, three steps back.
This part is excruciatingly draining.
p.s. Update on Jack! He had his preliminary surgery and is doing well. October 31 is his major surgery on his brain. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.