Sunday, December 9, 2007

Critical Hours

Evie did not do very well through the night. Inexplicably, her vitals were not very stable. Thus when morning rolled around she was not in a good place to begin weaning her from the machine. This is very discouraging.

There are a few possible explanations for this. It may be simply that she's having a "bad day" and she's reacting a little bit to a new dialysis machine they installed last night. The other options are more frightening; either she has contracted and infection or her heart is simply not going to get much better. In any case, the current plan is to take the rest of the day to stabalize her and give her 24 more hours of rest. Most likely we will take her off ECMO tomorrow morning because we are now going on nearly two weeks on the machine and the risks she faces staying on ECMO now are equaling or outweighing the risks of coming off. We simply have to wait and see how she does.

There is not much we can say right now. We are trying to cling to our last little bit of hope, but this is definitely not the position we hoped she would be in this morning. Pray for Evie.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have committed this entire morning to intercession for you, Matt and Nicole and Evie. I'm praying still for wisdon, courage, strength, and peace. I'm praying for God's absolute best for Evie, and the rest and stablilty so critically needed today. Love through Christ. N Coyle.

Anonymous said...

we remain praying for Evie and both of you Matt and Nicole. Such full hearts, so few words so much prayer fills this day for you.
mary

Jane Esterline said...

Standing with you in prayer... Jane

Laura said...

Praying here, guys... for Evie and for you too. Laura

Stephen said...

You don't know me from adam, but I am praying.

Sarah said...

We are praying too!
~Hammersborgs

Anonymous said...

It's possible that Evie may be the most prayed-for person in the United States today. We continue to pray... The Baum family

Anonymous said...

we're standing with you. michael and cathy

janelle bengtson said...

Know that we are in fervent prayer for Evie and for you as parents. Don't give up hope.

Anonymous said...

Praying to our Father for Evie and her parents.
Jodi

Anonymous said...

Take comfort in knowing that so many people are praying for you. You're not alone. You have friends, family and most importantly God watching over you. I pray that the remainder of the day as well as the days to come will go well as Evie is weaned off and that you all will have strength, comfort and peace. Pastor Gus Booth asked me to tell you guys that they are praying for you, too. You're continously in my thoughts and prayers as well as so many others.
Love,
Brenda

hcfischer1 said...

Dear Matt and Nicole,
Please know that we are praying for you and for Evie's little body.
Scott and Heather Fischer

Paula Pennington said...
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Paula Pennington said...

Matt, Nicole, and sweet child of God, Evie,
May all of our prayers keep you going through this time. The wreath of protection is around you.
Paula

Becky said...

We are praying for Evie and for both of you.
Becky & Ryan