Natalia, who has cystic fibrosis, has been waiting for a double lung transplant since August. She had to go back on a ventilator last week and has been hanging on by her eyelashes, with dangerously high blood CO2 levels.
Her father and brother are each undergoing rigorous tests at the hospital and preparing to donate part of a lung tomorrow. I didn’t know if I could do that, nor do I know if I would be willing to.
But today, she got the call! A pair of lungs became available and they are now being evaluated to see if they will do. If they will, the operation is at 3:00 p.m. today. Wish the family good luck and courage and the doctors skill and stamina.