Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saying Goodbye to room 2010
She is doing quite well though. The doctor said for the first time since birth she's been getting rid of more fluids than she takes in, which is good because it indicates a better performing system overall and its reducing some of the fluids she's been retaining in her tissue. Also, the nurse during our last visit said they have all been pretty much shocked by how well she's doing, considering the condition of her heart. When we saw her last, she was breathing on her own over the respirator for the entire time. We know that she has pretty much had that capability since the 2nd day, but has just been letting the respirator do the work (probably due to the work her body has been doing in other areas). But it was so encouraging to see those cute, quick little breaths moving her chest up & down. Her heart rate as also been steadily lower, indicating that it doesn't have to pump quite as hard to do the work it needs to do. We love these little hopeful victories...
All the cardiologists will be meeting tuesday morning at 7am to discuss her case & brainstorm the possible surgical options. Please pray for any type of noticeable to major improvement in her heart function because the most ideal & successful scenario is that her body improves & becomes viable without surgery. We've been told that the surgical option we are likely to have will be very risky & potentially not great odds of success. But we also know that God has helped so many people throughout time overcome desperate odds and are prepared for Him to help us as well.
Thank you again for your visits, thoughts, prayers, emails & blog comments while we've been staying at the hospital. You don't know how much they've helped.
-Erik & Christa