The bronch was delayed as they decided they wanted to do it in the OR rather than bedside given his oxygenation status. The bronch would help clean the lungs and they will also biopsy the lungs to check for rejection. Normally it has been done by this time but given the circumstances they had decided to wait. Iain had an uncomfortable night with post surgical delirium. He seems to have his night and days mixed up so we are trying to wake the kid up, and you know teenagers....... He has had to undergo a lot of very uncomfortable treatments to help expel the horrible stuff in his lungs so that also makes him sleepy. We have not seen his eyes really focus on anything yet.
Thank you transplant families for your words of wisdom at this time.