This evening we spoke with the attending here in the ICU. The care team is now recommending that tomorrow morning we attempt another trial weaning off ECMO and then attempt to take her off ECMO. We've known this day was coming and have hoped for it, but we are also very scared. There is no way to really tell how she'll do once she's off the machine. Will her heart function well enough to sustain life on its own? Will she handle the transition coming off? Will she maintain good vital signs? These are the pressing questions.
We pray that Evie will be protected from the great risks of ECMO one more night and that in the morning her heart and her entire body will have enough strength, vitality, and function to begin the long road of recovery.