Tom and I left the hospital at 5 am ish. Jane is on crazy-huge amounts of ventilation support. She's back on the oscillator, and for those of you who understand these things or can talk to someone who does, her Mean Airway Pressure is at 28 and her delta-P is at a whopping 70, down from a whopping-er 73. They've been able to gas off a ton of carbon dioxide -- she went from a gas of 163 to the high 40s. That's an enormous improvement. And the goddamned lobe had shrunk significantly. But she's still having trouble oxygenating -- she's satting in the 80s, hit 90 briefly this morning. We need her in the 90s.
Obviously, getting her oxygenating better is the thing. But the shrinking of the lobe... everyone was shocked last night at the change, it was that glaring. I don't know if that changes anything, if that makes Surgery revise its assessment or gives new clues to her NICU team.
Updates to follow as I get information.