Have I ever mentioned how amazing Pete Mosher is? Well this guy is a fighter. Last night he fought for each breath for three hours, trying to suck down enough oxygen to avoid being intubated. He was so tired that he needed a break, so after being told by me and the ER doctor that it was ok to take a break, he chose to be intubated. So as I write this Pete is on the vent (breathing machine) but is already being slowly weaned after just eight hours.
This most recent crash was preceded by four days of low grade fevers, a really bad cough, and shear exhaustion. So the transplant team and ICU docs are hard at work to find out what is the cause of this infection. After getting into the ICU this morning I am totally confident in the team here at Barnes. They are checking every specific medicine and have a special box of approved medicine that is milk and lactose free. I feel so relieved to be here.
So as always keep Pete in your thoughts and prayers. I am sure Pete will have some deep thoughts about this most recent event and will present those thoughts with his usual elegance. Until then, just the facts here. Thanks for all the love and support being showered on our little family, we are not alone on this journey.