As we have been told from the beginning, Emma will do this in her time and in her way. This was further proven today when they did a trial to see if she was ready to come off of the vent. Emma did great for about and hour and a half and then she got tired. When she got tired, she started breathing hard and her left lower lung collapsed, so the flipped the vent back on. What does this mean? Well, the good thing is that they did not extubate Emma. They decided to see if she could do it on her own, and clearly found out that she is not quite ready. However, during this process, they noticed an air leak around the vent. They are going to need to change this tube out so that it doesn't leak. This tube change will either happen tonight or tomorrow.
Specific Prayer Requests:
Please pray that Emma's lungs will get stronger.
Pray that Emma gains weight and stamina.
Pray that the tube change will be successful and uneventful.
Pray that the tube change will not be stressful on Emma or her heart.
Pray that Emma's infection continues to improve.
In the multitude of my anxieties within me,Your comforts delight my soul.
We are putting this in God's loving, caring, and comforting hand. Thank you again for your love, support, and prayers.
Sarah (Emma's Mommy)