I talked to Brad earlier today. They tried to remove Katelyn’s breathing tube today. The goal is that if she can breathe on her own, they’ll send her home for a month to gain strength, then they’ll go in and fix the heart. The damage to the sutres evidently isn’t as extensive as originally feared. Obviously this is the best option. She’s been through more this month than most of us go through in a lifetime. And obviously the home is a better place to heal, from a psychological standpoint, than a hospital.
If she can’t breathe on her own, they’ll go in much sooner, probably within days.
John and Karin are struggling. The possibility that Katelyn may die has always been there, but it didn’t hit until the infection.