I have very temporarily moved in to mom’s house since Spring Break is this week. It has shortened trips to the hospital and will allow me to be with her as she transitions home.
The doctors are likely releasing her tomorrow. She will be on oxygen, likely for the rest of her life. She will also start pulmonary rehabilitation a few times a week. Her breathing has improved for the most part, but yesterday they had to drastically increase her oxygen for a few hours after her exercise. When she visits the University of Chicago, she will be assessed for entrance onto the lung transplant list.
She is starting to get down a bit. She loves her job, and she worries that she will have to give that up. While she is down a little, she is still in relatively good spirits, and really wants to get home to get cleaned up (tomorrow is her 7th day there).