Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Praying to come off ECMO

Over the past few days the nurses weaned Ava's flow on the ECMO (heart bypass) machine from a flow of .700 to .03. This is an improvement from the last wean attempt. After a restless night we came into the hospital this morning around 7 a.m. and Ava appeared to be holding her own. Right now the surgeon and staff are in with our Ava attempting to take her off of ECMO while we wait in the parent room. If she can not tolerate coming off then the surgeon will connect her back to ECMO, but through the neck this time instead of directly into the heart. We will update as soon as we receive further information. Please pray for Ava's strength and health.


Anonymous said...

I just want you to know I am praying for your little Ava and your family! You don't know me but I read your blogs and want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

The Bryant Family said...

I have been checking to see how it is going....i will continue to think of Ava and have a prayer in my heart for her.

Pamela said...

Nathan and Amy

I was just reading the latest update and things are sounding better. You are always on my mind and in my prayers. I have shared your blog with so many friends and loved ones. Your precious children have touched so many lives and everyone is praying for Ava. Kaden has been a wonderful big brother praying for Ava and sleeping with her picture, I think that is the cutest thing and so precious. Bless you all and stay strong. May God and his angels be with you. It is like the footprints in the sand. God is carrying you thru the tough times and walking beside you when needed.
Hugs and kisses go out to you all and prayers for Ava.
Pamela and Megan