We’re with Poppy, and she’s on the mend. She’s still very critical but she’s stable. This morning we had a bit of a scare with the ECMO ( heart and lung machine). The nurse was checking the lines going into Poppy and noticed a clot forming. By her catching it was a miracle in itself. It was barely visible even to the doctors. They changed out the tubing and Poppy is once again stable. Our list of things that we are praying for as of this moment are:
-Pray that there are no more complications with the ECMO machine.
-Pray that Poppy begins to release fluids or goes to the bathroom. These are signs that she is healing.
-Pray that Poppy’s heart rate begins to drop. We’ve seen this a little bit but we would like her to be around 160 bpm. She’s currently around 175 bpm.
-Pray for Poppy’s brain. There isn’t any sign of brain damage, but the doctors have seen a small amount of bleeding. They are monitoring closely and so far it hasn’t gotten any worse.
-Pray for Poppy’s big toe. While in surgery she had a tube placed into her thigh to monitor blood pressure and other things. It cut off blood supply to the toe and their is the potential for damage. The doctors are monitoring it closely.
We are praising God for the small victories. As of 5 minutes ago she began to open her eyes and look around. Her little hands began to move slightly and she is seems to recognize our voices! Thank you for everyone’s continued prayers! We can definitely feel everyone’s support!