This is Stephanie
again. I'm going to be updating Allie's journal for her until she's well enough to do it on her own.
If anymore trolls come to her journal, please do not reply to their comments. That's exactly what they want you to do. :/
Anyways, this is bad news, but also good news. Allie has been put on a ventilator. If you don't know what that is, basically it's a machine that breathes for you. This may seem bad but hey, every cloud has its silver lining.
While she was on the ventilator, they have been able to suction out her lungs. And boy, trust me, they have suctioned a lot of stuff out. This makes it a lot easier for her to breath, therefore fixing a lot of things, including taking a lot of pressure off her heart and letting her relax a little more. She is heavily sedated now since she's on the ventilator. But that's good because she hasn't had a lot of rest lately. And she needs it so that her body can fight off whatever. It took a lot of energy for her to breath before, but now she can do it with such ease thanks to the ventilator. I haven't seen her look so peaceful in I'd say about over 2 years. She was just lying there sleeping, breathing so easily. It was beautiful.
We're almost to the point where she gets her living lobe transplant. By about Monday or Tuesday, the potential donors are going to fly up to St. Louis and get their further testing done. There are 4 or 5 of them. Then they will select the best 2 and 1 backup, and by the end of next week she should have the procedure, assuming everything works out. *crosses fingers/prays/hopes/wishes/dreams*
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. You can comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org & I will definitely reply.