Mrs. T’s doctors told me a few minutes ago that she is continuing to make excellent progress recovering from last weekend’s double-lung transplant surgery. She has been fully sedated since then, but the gradual process of bringing her around is about to get under way.
Given the emerging realities of coronavirus and the fact that there are patients at New York-Presbyterian who are being treated for COVID-19, the feeling has been that it would be sensible for me to stay home until Mrs. T is in a more wakeful state. That time, however, may come as early as tomorrow morning. Hence my plan is to head down to the hospital after breakfast (it’s a mile from our apartment) and stand by for further developments. She is intubated and so won’t be able to talk to me yet, but her doctors think there’s a pretty good chance that she will reach a point some time during the day when she is aware of my presence.
I cannot begin to tell you how ready I am for that to happen.
UPDATE: The doctors are most likely going to wait another day or so before starting to bring Mrs. T around from sedation. For the present, I’m content to sit by her bed and look at her.
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To learn more about her rare illness, go here.
To find out how to become an organ donor, go here.