Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Off of ECMO

Ava is currently off ECMO and fighting like a champ. According to the surgeon and doctors Ava will have a rough next few days. Right now Ava is struggling to keep her oxygen saturation up. The doctors initially told us they would like to keep the saturation 80 to 90. Right now Ava is between 70 and 73. The doctors are willing to accept this saturation but hopfully she will reach the 80's soon. Everything else appears to be stable (knock on wood). Please continue your prayers because we believe God is listening and guiding Ava through these difficult times.

6 comments:

The Bryant Family said...

How wonderful....tears are stinging my eyes. I remember those moments all too well. I will pray for continued strength for all of you. Way to go AVA!!! We also made a sign for Ava's room, I will be dropping it by while I am at Mercy tomorrow.

bella's aunt amber said...

I read in Bella's blog that Ava was coming off her machine...Praise the Lord!!! I read your blog almost daily to keep up so I am praying and beleiving that Ava will pull through with flying colors. BTW...we met you in the elevator Sunday night on our way out from seeing Bella...:-)

Gabi's Mommy said...

Our prayers are starting to be answered! Although Ava has quite a journey ahead of her the first 2 steps were successful and that is VERY encouraging!

We will be in town tomorrow evening, we plan on stopping by. I would love to met her, but we will both understand if that is not possible. I atleast want to be able to give you a big hug:)

Love and continuous prayers:)

Gabi's Mommy said...

I almost forgot, I love the poem...I may steal it too:)

Desi said...

That is such great news!!!!! We are all praying for all of you.
The Vaughans

Anonymous said...

Hey Chicka! I am glad to hear Ava is off the ECMO and doing so well! I actually just got back from church and I asked the big guy for Ava to be a miracle baby! Love ya lots! Nicole and Braden