Sunday, December 30, 2007
Another good day
Abby had another good day today - She had another "wash out" which is when the surgeons go in and clean out her chest cavity. Dr. John was pleased with her progress and was able to close her chest a little - not all the way - but we're getting there with baby steps. One of the reasons that we really want her chest closed is because there is a very high risk for infection keeping it open - in fact on Friday at the meeting with Dr. King, he shared with us that they never had a baby survive this long with an open chest - but as well all know, Abby is a fighter and will beat the odds. Her other signs are good, her potassium levels are up, she is peeing and we are slowly weening her off of her blood pressure medication. The focus is getting as much fluid off as possible so they can close the chest. Even though we will not be out of the woods once the chest is closed, it is a HUGE STEP so please keep up the prayers - they sure are working.