‘Excruciating Day’ After Girls Lung Transplant

(CNN) — Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant this month after a court battle, struggled after a breathing tube was removed Wednesday, so doctors “sedated and re-intubated” the girl, her mother said through a family representative.

“It’s been an excruciating day. We extubated Sarah and her body could not handle the reduced support,” Janet Ruddock Murnaghan said in a statement issued by a representative. “It was impossibly painful watching her struggle to breath and panic.

“I have cried quite a bit, I just wish everything wasn’t so ridiculously hard for her,” the mother said.

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