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.