Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Chest Exploration

This morning our doctors went in and took a look at Evie's heart. They observed that it had good pumping motion so they made the decision to try and turn down the flow on ECMO to see what happens. Since she went on ECMO the machine's flow has been near maximum, 400-420. They were able to turn the flow all the way down to 100 before her blood pressure began to drop. According to the doctors, that showed quite good progress considering how bad she's had it. So they've got her stable around a flow of 250. One could say she's almost "halfway" off ECMO. We'll do this for two days and on Friday morning they'll go in again and see if she's ready to come all the way off.

As of right now it still remains to be seen whether or not the defect or leaky valve will need to be corrected by surgery right or not. In any case, we're glad for today's progress. As many have said, Evangeline is one tough cookie.

24 comments:

Sarah said...

Hooray! I'm so happy for all three of you. Things are looking up. Hopefully Friday will yield more good news!

Patty said...

Praise God! I've been praying this morning, and I can't tell you how happy I am to hear about the continued progress. You guys made one tough kid!

Love and prayers,
Patty (at the Kishlers

Devyn C said...

Evie is my hero!

Adrienne said...

Praise God! I love that girl...she is amazing!

Patty said...

Another comment...

I know some people who would be happy to contribute to the fund North Park has set up for you, but they do not have your email address. Is there any way you could post information about how to contribute here on your blog?

Patty

Anonymous said...

wow! and will somebody please bring those parents a grande peppermint mocha!!!

Anonymous said...

Praiseworthy indeed! An amazing little girl surrounded by prayer, gifted with awesome parents, skilled doctors, and an all-powerful and loving Heavenly Father.

Anonymous said...

Praise God! -- the One Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think! We continue to pray for the three of you....
The Baum family

Anonymous said...

I see a cloud the size of a man's hand! God is up to something wonderful! Prayers continue. Grand Auntie Neva

Friend of Grandma Gayle said...

See she is one tough little girl,prayers will continue for her recovery and your strength...Gof Bless you all.....

Anonymous said...

You Go Evie!!! We love you!
rejoicing with you in today!

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for leaps and bounds in recovery, and that you two fabulous parents will continue to be cared for by God, each other and family/friends :)
Lydia

Laura said...

We're praising God with you for Evie's progress,and praying that this trend continues!

The LeVignes

Anonymous said...

Well of course she is tough, she is a Kennedy!! Im so glad to hear good news! Im going to try and fly out there as soon as Im done with work. And if you could let me know how to get donations to the North Park fund, I will use all of my resources to try and help. I love all three of you. And I will keep praying!
Uncle Mike Kennedy

Anonymous said...

Praise God for the good progress. We will be praying for another good report for the rest of the week.

How do we give donations to the fund to help pay for the medical bills. We want to help out our friends because we know that if we ever needed something in life matt and nicole would be right there to help where they could

mrsspeech said...

Praise God. I can close my eyes and see and hear the NICU again. What a fighter. Evie will remain in my prayers.
Marion Phillips,
Grace Belmonte's NICU grandma

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear of the progress Evie is making. My prayers will continue for her and both of you! Donna Johnson

Anonymous said...

i know this has already been asked, but i want to make sure you post how we are able to contribute to a fund to help.

thank you.

Anonymous said...

Whew! That is a big step in the right direction. We thank God for this miracle.

Andrea said...

Yeah--this is such great news! We will keep praying for miraculous healing.
Andrea and Isaac

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for keeping us posted. Kent Covenant is praying.
Love
Susan

Sheri said...

still praying for you three. I'm moved by and grateful for the tremendous support you have. you are loved.

Tanner said...

matt, nicole...
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, seems like many ups and downs! Also i am very grateful that you have such apparent support. See all three of you one day in the future :)

your friend,
Tanner

Lefdawg said...

Praise be Jesus Christ! Now and forever! I'm so glad to hear she is making some what good progress. I'm still praying everday for baby Evie and especially you both.
God Bless you and your family!
Sarah C.