I stopped by the hostpital over lunch again today. The last three days Calin has been sustaining her own breathing in a nice, relaxed manner. However, the docs are making extra sure that her levels are going to stay high when she gets off the ventilator. It seems to me that with the cancer in the lungs, there's a limit to how high Calin's level can get until she gets the cancer licked, but she can't resume the cancer-licking on full chemo until she's considered healed from the pneumonia.
I trust that she's in great hands, but I'll also try to be around when the docs do their rounds tomorrow so that I can get all the up-to-date info on how they see things and whether they'll be pulling her off the vent tomorrow or not. As Calin has continued to show great tolerance and poise during this balancing act, I have faith that she will soon have her voicebox back and be telling us all sorts of stories of what it was like to breath like Darth Vader.
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