Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Briana's First Test

We walked into the NICU this morning just as they were beginning Briana's first trial off of ECMO. Its 12:15 now, and she has been off for about 1 1/2 hours. She is still doing well, and they are beginning to talk about decanulation (removing her from the ECMO support completely). They will certainly take their time with this and be sure, because once she is off, she cannot go back on.
The decanulation itself is a surgery, so they definitely will not be removing her from ECMO before they contact the surgeons. She will probably not be decanulated today, but she is definitely heading in that direction, and getting closer to her corrective surgery. YEAH!
Her right lung still looks very clear and expanded, and overall she is doing very well.


  1. That is such good news, we will keep sending prayers flying your way!

  2. Fantastic!! Such a strong little girl!!

  3. Thanks for sharing your journey... I have you all in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Thinking of you... Angie (from CVS)