After 13 hours in the OR yesterday, Poppy is ready for more help than originally anticipated. Her heart is working too hard and she is not shedding fluids as they’d like. They are putting her on ECMO as I type this. ECMO is a heart and lung machine (life support). The idea is that this machine will allow her heart a chance to rest from her long day yesterday. We are hoping she will only be on it for a few days. Please pray that it does just that and that she is able to come off ASAP. This is so scary…many risks are involved, but as is, not taking the risks are really not an option. Doctors really try to avoid this type of therapy, but they believe this is best for now. Here is more explanation of what this is:
My heart is breaking for my darling baby girl 😦 It’s so hard to see her going through all of this 😦 Praying she will get the rest she needs and get off the machine soon!! Thank you all for your prayers and support- it’s such a comfort to know we’re not alone. God has this.