Monday, April 27, 2015

Fork in the Road: Back to the Cath Lab

It was a busy week for Miss Emma.  The team has been working to try to optimize Emma's cardiac function while managing her fluid balance.  This has proved to be a tedious task.  Emma's kidneys are not really appreciating the medications (diuretics), so we can't pull off as much fluid as we would really like to pull off.  The team also feels like we are at a fork in the road.  We are guessing on certain numbers at this point, and those numbers really effect how we proceed and how we medically manage Emma in the interim.  Therefore, the decision has been made to send Emma to the cath lab tomorrow.  As of right now, Emma will be second case.  Emma will also have a couple of other procedures done in the morning.  The ENT staff will scope her to check her vocal cords since all of her intubations to make sure it is safe to try to let her eat.  They will also be putting in a new PICC line because her old (that was placed in Dallas) started leaking today.

 So, tomorrow will be a big day for Miss Emma.  It will also provide information that will help Emma's team, and us, make the best decisions moving forward.  Thank you for the continued prayers as we move forward.  We are obviously anxious for what information will tell us, but we know that God is in control and that he will lead us through this next storm.  God is good!  All the time!  God is good!

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