My heart is sad today. I have been following a Cyster, Britney, who lives in the Oklahoma City/Tulsa area and she is currently on a ventilator. . . Her story hits close to home with me. She went through the evaluation process and was listed for new lungs. She was listed in Oklahoma City. However, when she cultured a bacteria called Acid Fast Bacilli( The MAC) the hospital took her off the 'active' list. They will not put her back on the 'active' list until she does not culture this bacteria. On top of relating to culturing a bacteria that excludes us from being transplanted. . .her resent pft's revealed that her FEV1 was only 11%. My fev1 was 11% when I could no longer force my lungs to breathe, and I was put on a ventilator. Unfortunately Britney G. is following the same path as me. About 2-3 days ago she was rushed to hospital and had to be placed on a ventilator. So that's where she is. . .on the ventilator but not on the list for new lungs. I know how she feels and how her family feels, I was in that same position just a little over 3 years ago. I fear that she will not make it onto any transplant list and get new lungs. I know that miracles are possible & right now it is all in God's hands. I have posted before about 'transplant centers picking and choosing who they try to save'. Is it fair? Is it fair that a young beautiful woman is denied a chance of more life? No it's not.
I am praying for Britney and her family. Please do the same. They are trying to find a center that will help her and list her for lungs. Lets pray she makes it to her miracle.
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