Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011 5:32 PM, CST

We learned earlier today that Elizabeth got an offer for lungs around midnight last night. The Transplant team worked for 12 hours with the Donor's hospital to try and ensure the lungs were in the best shape for Elizabeth. Unfortunately they were not able to adjust the vent settings to get good enough results to feel confident in transplant. We now know that Elizabeth is at the top of the list, based on the information that is given when an offer is made. We are not totally disappointed since Elizabeth is in a stable place right now, I would rather they hold out to as close to perfect lungs as possible.
Knowing she got an offer, makes the reality of the loss of another family even more obvious. We are sad for the family that has lost their precious baby. Please keep the family that lost their child in your prayers and thoughts. We do not know if any other information on the child or if other organs were able to be transplanted. But we hope the family finds comfort in knowing they made a choice that could change so many lives by donating.

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