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.