I am absolutely heart broken right now. A friend of mine is slowly taking his last breaths. His wife has made the choice to remove him from the life sustaining vent and let him be at peace. I can't imagine how difficult that choice had to be.
Please say prayers, send good vibes and thoughts to Seattle WA, as they transition through this.
Here is her blog.
The TIPS procedure did not go so well. He was vented afterwards, removed and sent home within a few days. Then the next day was placed back on the vent and has been on it since. He was waiting to be listed for a liver and double lung transplant. Unfortunately, he never got the chance.