Justin's transplant did not happen.
The family gets the call and makes the trip from Vallejo to Stanford nervous and frightened. Justin is prepped for surgery which is going to begin about midnight and last 12 hours. There is another delay but they are all ready to go to the OR when the doctors determine the lungs may not be compatible after all and cancel the surgery.
The family headed back to Vallejo around 4AM.
We have been through a lot in all Maggie's medical experiences, but nothing like this. Please keep this family in your prayers.
Also pray for the family of the donor, whoever that is. The reality of organ donation is that someone has to lose a loved one for it to work. This particular person may not have worked as a donor for Justin, but several other patients were saved because he/she was an organ donor.
This donor didn't save Justin's life, but the next one will.