Poppy had a great night last night and seems quite content today. She is still heavily sedated from her seizure meds but is moving her eyes around and blowing a few bubbles-that has been fun to see 🙂 The doctors are pleased and still planning to trial her off ECMO (life support) tomorrow! Praying praying that her heart has had enough rest.
When they trialled her off Friday, she only lasted about 5 minutes because they found significant regurgitation in her tricuspid valve which they had not expected. With this kind of regurgitation, her heart won’t make it off of ECMO. At this point, the surgeons are confident that the repairs made during the surgery are not to blame for this new issue, but are continuing to monitor it. The doctors and nurses have seen this type of thing improve over time, so time is what she’s gotten this weekend. However it’s quite the tightrope the she walks, as more time on the ECMO is what her heart needs to heal but it’s the effects of ECMO that is what has caused some small bleeds and possible strokes shown by head ultrasound and her seizures verify that there is cause for concern. She gets a head ultrasound everyday to make sure her brain is the same (hasn’t gotten worse), so there is definitely a push to get her off ECMO as soon as possible. Praying praying she is ready tomorrow so we can just focus on her heart and she can hopefully get her chest closed up soon.
It’s definitely been a rough week, but we are so thankful that she is breathing pretty much on her own and her kidneys are functioning very well!! She looks more and more like our Poppy everydayThese are things to be thankful for!! 🙂 We are, no doubt, ready for a miracle, but we know that all is on God’s watch. Praying to have the patience and peace we need for this roller coaster ride we are on! Thank you all for your prayers and encouraging words- truly is so comforting to know Poppy is so loved and prayed for 🙂 Tomorrow will be a great day!!!