Thank you all so much for your support - we have been overwhelmed (in a good way) by it.
The good news is that Murray is much improved this evening!
This morning he was found unconcious on the ward at 6am where he was intubated and rushed down to ICU. He had a GCS of 4 (I don't really know what that means other than that it isn't good). He was on 100% oxygen but only saturating in the 70's and was having issues with low blood pressure and his remaining kidney. We don't know 100% what happened but he appears to have aspirated into his lungs while asleep.
I am very happy to report that this evening even though he is still very much in need of the ventilator he is on far less oxygen (40% I think) and saturating in the 90's. He is also requiring less medication for his blood pressure.
The doctors turned his sedation down this evening to see if he would wake up and respond and he was able to respond to his name and follow some basic commands. He looked quite freaked out when he woke up - but hopefully he'll have no memory of that - and hopefully it means he is aware of his surroundings.
They are turning the sedation back up for the night so that he has a good rest - he is still very ventilator dependent and without the sedation he would try to pull the tube out.
So - all in all he is in a much better state than this morning. This morning they were saying that if his breathing didn't improve they might need to put him on the oscillating ventilator or even on ECMO (which is like bypass). Now they are talking about weaning his ventilation if he continues to impove at this rate. The doctors are also very hopeful that he has suffered no brain injury. Of course it is still early days, but he is heading in the right direction.
Miss Ashlea is doing well. She has had a couple of doses of a diuretic to make her wee and has been a bit brighter than yesterday. She is back to playing her ipad so that is a good sign. They are going to try and remove her epidural tomorrow and move to oral pain medications. Hopefully this will control her pain well enough as she is quite itchy from some of the epidural drugs. Otherwise she is stable and her renal doctors are happy with her progress. The tweaking of fluids and medications will continue for many months and is not out of the ordinary post-transplant.
Thank you all so much for praying and supporting us through this - I can't tell you how much it means to know so many of you are praying for us, thinking of us and standing with us through this. A huge special thanks to Murray's best mate Dave who has been here the whole day - I REALLY couldn't have got through the day without him.