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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Well, nevermind

They aren't going to take Drew off of ECMO today. He was having too much trouble getting rid of the carbon dioxide and his surgeon didn't like having his lung(s) working so hard by turning up the vent respirations. So they turned those back down and turned the ECMO lung back on. :( All in all, not a very good thing, IMO.

The surgeon spoke to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) and they are going to try givng him some different protiens in an attempt to pull some of the carbon dioxide out of his tissue.

Tomorrow is day 14 on ECMO. At the beginning, we were told that two weeks was basically the maximum amount of time they leave kids on ECMO. I don't think an extra day or two will make a huge difference but it's still scary.

6 comments:

Crystal said...

You don't know me but I wanted to let you know I check on your site very often and Pray for your son and family daily. God Bless you All in this hard time. I have a miracle of my own so I know they still happen and I am praying for Drew's swift recovery. God Bless.
Crystal
meddings2@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hey Jana. I'm so sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I will be praying extra for Drew in the coming few days. Thanks for keeping me updated! Love, Chelsea

Jennifer Hodges said...

Hey Jana,
It's J.J. I just wanted to let you know you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers over the last couple of weeks. Just remember our God is an AWESOME God and anything is possible through Him. I'll keep in touch. Love you,Jennifer

Jennifer Hodges said...

Hey Jana,
It's J.J. I just wanted to let you know you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers over the last couple of weeks. Just remember our God is an AWESOME God and anything is possible through Him. I'll keep in touch. Love you,Jennifer

April said...

Jana lots of prayers going out to Drew and you guys

Anonymous said...

Jana please know Drew and your family are in my prayers!!!