Monday, December 17, 2007

Abby had another "good" day. We spoke with the doctor this morning. He said the goal this week is to close her chest. They would like to be able to close her chest, switch the ECMO to her neck, and switch the entire circuit all at the same time. That would be ideal. I know that may not make much sense to people, but don't worry. It is very complicated and unless you are living it, there is no reason to know about this stuff.

She is peeing, which is awesome. They are very excited about her pee production. It means her kidneys are still working and she is able to pee out excess fluids.

We asked the doctor about her chances for survival. He said it was 50-50. I never thought I would be happy for my baby when her chances for survival goes up to 50%. That is what we are dealing with. We know she is a fighter, she has been fighting since the day she was born. I can't wait until she gets off the ECMO. That will be a major milestone.

Many thanks to everyone who has stopped by, sent cards, and left notes. We really are so overwhelmed by every one's generosity. We don't know how we can ever pay people back.

3 comments:

Aunt Maria said...

Great Job Abby! You keep fighting. Show them just what someone can get done when they set their mind to it. You have tons of people just waiting to meet you when you get bigger. We love you.

Aunt Maria and family

Danny & Chris said...

Keep up the good work Abby! We are all praying for you and mom and dad, here at work. Even Chris' co-workers continue to send up prayers.

Love you Guys!

Danny and Chris

Sandra & Paul Carter said...

We're praying for you, Abby, and your mom & dad, too!

Sandra & Paul