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Posted (The West's) in All Posts on August-14-2007


Ms. Ella remained stable throughout the day, Praise God! If she can maintain through the night, Dr. Kays may try taking her off ECMO in the morning. Right now this is our hope and our prayer; that our baby girl will keep strong through the night and the following days.
 
If she can be stabilized off ECMO, she will most likely have surgery this week, either Thursday or Friday.
 
Please pray fervently for our baby girl. These two things, removal from ECMO and the repairing surgery, are the biggest hurdles. There are more to come, but these two are critical!



 
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Posted (Josh) in All Posts on August-14-2007


Ella’s stats maintained through the night even with the ECMO flow reduced. She did have a couple dips in her blood gases during the times she was being handled, but this is not out of the ordinary. Her bilirubin levels have dropped off as well, which was the hope after the ECMO circuit switch.

We’re anticipating a call from Dr. Kays this afternoon with an update.

We continue to pray that our baby girl grows stronger every moment, allowing her to come of ECMO in preparation for surgery.

Praise God for all He has done and continues to do.