Update – PICU Day Three – 1:40 p.m.
They extubated Ana at about 11:30. I left the room because I couldn’t bear to watch. There wasn’t a ton of room because there was a team of people doing it. Ana is extremely hungry and thirsty. She is begging for water. She can’t have any for at least four hours after extubation.She seems very confused and disoriented and wanted to know when she would get to a private room. I told her we were already in the room and it is private just very bright and open because it is the ICU.
She didn’t seem to understand that so much time had passed. At one point she pointed to her stomach and asked if it was still fat. I said “Ana, the tumor is gone. You got the transplant.” She nodded and fell asleep.
The next big hurdle is allowing her to drink. Then we will see about solid food (possibly by this evening.)