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Sarah Murnaghan Prepares For Tracheostomy

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Sarah Murnaghan will have a tube inserted through her neck into the windpipe to allow direct access to the lungs.

This tube will replace the breathing tube that currently goes down her nose and throat.

According to Sarah's mother Janet, the tracheostomy tube will be a better long term option because it is more comfortable, will allow Sarah to speak, eat, and drink while having ventilator support, and will allow Sarah to get out of bed easier and do more physical rehab.

Janet also writes, "I am disappointed that she needs a trach, for me it is another hardship Sarah must endure, and I wish things would just sail smoothly along. That being said, I know it is the right decision at this point, I have no doubt in my mind. We've prayed about it a lot and debated the pros and cons. So while I am at peace with the decision I am simultaneously heartbroken."

Sarah will go into surgery first thing tomorrow morning.

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