Hi everyone, it's Emmie here again.
I have had the pleasure of speaking to Emily's lovely other half this evening and have heard the latest updates on how things are progressing, so thought I would let you know how things are at the current time.
Emily's operation took 8 hours and involved a few difficulties but it essentially went well. She came out of theatre at about 6 am (UK time) on Friday morning after being in the operating theatre all night.
At this stage things are going ok but it is important to understand that whilst she has leaped a giant hurdle, it is still early days and there are many critical hours and days ahead before we can be confident about how Emily will come through the operation.
She is still on the ventilator and still heavily sedated, although she is occasionally able to open her eyes for a few seconds and smile before falling asleep again. Obviously the hospital team want to keep her sedated for now and not trying to communicate too much (anyone who knows Emily will understand that Emily never chooses to rest when she could be talking! )
I don't expect there to be any major news for the next day or two as the most important thing right now is that they ensure Emily continues to rest, that her body does not show any signs of rejecting the lungs and that she does not develop any infections, all of which are obviously possibilities.
Despite this obvious note of caution she has obviously come a huge way in the mere fact that she has come through the operation and now has her new healthy lungs in place. Over the next few days we hope that she will continue to keep making good progress and I will keep everyone informed of news as I have it.
Thank you all so much for your wonderful messages of love and support for Emily, her family, the donor family and also for me. Please know that all the thoughts and wishes are being read and are really helping Emily and all her family. xxxx
6 days ago