Well it has been a good past couple days. Emma is improving which is an answered prayer from God! A few days ago, the echo of her heart said that it had severe impairment of the right ventricle. This was devastating as her heart has never been a big issue when she was really sick in the past. The doctor's thought that it may improve but said that we would tackle the question of what to do next if her heart did not improve. Yesterday, they did a repeat echo and her function of her right ventricle was listed as normal!!!!!! God is good! She still has some impairments that they noted but it appears to be overall improving. She has been able to get a lot of her excess fluid that she has off of her through diuretics. This is great because she was so swollen, especially in the face, and also because that much excess fluid is never a good thing. She is starting to look more and more like our sweet little princess each day. We have been on what they call an oscillatory ventilator up until yesterday when she was able to transition to a normal ventilator. Today, we have continued working her down on her settings to get her closer and closer to being extubated. This will be a journey, but we will just keep working with her to get her there. We have been able to cut all but one of her medications off that support her heart which shows her heart is continuing to improve as well. We have started to be able to feed her with a little Tolerex which is another great sign! All in all, she continues to improve and is much much better than a few days ago. A special thank you to all the staff here at the hospital who continues to take such amazing care of her!!!!
Of course, we give all the glory to God who continues to watch over our precious little princess and continues to bless us all each and everyday. God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good.
Specific prayer requests:
1) Pray that she continues to steadily improve each day.
2) Pray that we can get rid of some of the excess fluid surrounding her lungs in her chest.
3) Pray that we can continue to work quickly at getting her off of the ventilator.
4) Pray for her heart, that it continues to improve and get back to normal.
5) Pray for all the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, techs, etc. that take such good care of her each and everyday we are here.