Saturday, December 5, 2009

Briana is doing well

Today is day 4 for Briana on her ECMO, and she continues to do very well. She is a little more puffy today, but that was to be expected. Her numbers have been consistently good since Thursday, and she has been very stable. She is very awake today, moving around and opening her eyes. If they do not change, we are going to have another blue eyed cutie on our hands. Watch yourself boys!
The neonatologist spoke with us briefly and discussed how they will 'test' taking her off of ECMO. What they will do is clamp off her blood supply hoses temporarily to monitor how she does on her own, and gradually they will be able to determine when she is ready to come off. He said they will not begin that today, perhaps in the next few days. Regardless of when they begin, it is great to hear that subject discussed.
We are settled in at the Ronald McDonald house now, and it is a great place. We are so thankful to have that available to us.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support. We will continue to update as often as we can.
Jim and Angela


  1. That is great news, and you are right to hold on to the hope that they give you by even discussing it!!!! You guys are still in our prayers!

  2. That is fantastic news! Slow and steady wins the race!! That was always our mantra! If they are letting her move around, maybe she wont get as puffy as she possibly could. That would be a bonus! Looking forward to more good news to come! Take care!

  3. Yay! I am so glad Briana is making progress!! Many prayers that the trials will go very well!
    Mom to Dakota
    RCDH/ECMO survivor