Sunday, December 16, 2007

Abigail was better than she was yesterday, so that is good. If Friday she was on the edge, now she is 2 feet away from the edge. Her color looked better and her puffiness went down a little. The oozing has stopped, which is great news. She is peeing too, so that means her kidneys are doing good. She can hear, so we continue to read her stories. They shifted the position of her head a little bit.

I am hopeful. I am thankful for every day.

There are so many things that can go wrong. She gets a ultrasound of her head every day. If there is blood in her brain, it is fatal because they would have to turn off the ECMO. They will have to switch out the ECMO machine sometime this week. This is a big deal because there will be about 45 seconds when she will have to "hold her breath" while they "plug in" the new machine. They have to switch the machine because there are clots in the lines. There is an arterial line in her right arm that is causing concern because it is affecting the circulation in her right hand. There is always a high risk for infection.

4 comments:

nurse adrian said...

I'm so glad to hear Abby is doing a little bit better. I've been so worried about her and you guys! I hope each day is a step in the right direction.

Robert & Jody Stevens said...

Your little family has been in our thoughts and prayers. I'm glad to hear Abbie is doing better. If we can be of any help let us know.

Aunt Maria said...

We continue to pray for Abby and for you and Jenn. I can't imagine how you are holding up under the strain. Know that we love you all very much and if prayers count then she will pull through this. We love you all.

Aunt Maria, Uncle Mauro, Pop-pop, Dominic and Laura

Nicole said...

I went up to visit today and just missed you guys. She seems to be doing a little better each day. Just let me know if there is anything I can do. I'll continue to send good thoughts your way.