ECMO trial off
New ECMO circuit
Obama takes 2nd term as President
|Picture prior to ECMO change and without tape on her mouth...beautiful|
Noa's vitals slowly started to even out, the old circuit got wheeled out and the new one took it's place.
We waited until things settled, then went back to have dinner with the family. We felt good about leaving her on ECMO...even though we received a bunch of apologies from the staff that she wasn't 'ready'....I don't think we were ready either. We understand that once she is off, there is no going back. We returned with mom and David and the kids later to have a visit with Noa, and although she looked pretty flush (red-faced), we felt good about her. The ECMO staff were busy trying to get her fluids figured out because with the new circuit its not needing as many platelets and blood thinners. We have alot of confidence in the staff here. So that was Wednesday!
Its crazy to think of a helpless little baby at the center of all this activity. We are praying that she continues to fight and have the will to live. She has good and bad days like any person. She lets out cries with tears (but they are silent because of the tubes in her throat) and she looks peaceful other time. This has got to be hard on her.