2nd UPDATE: Luke's gases and acid are normal, and for a baby on ECMO that is very abnormal. There is a Presence in his room...the nurses just smile. Now, he's stable and his body is resting perfectly. The most critical point in Luke's little body is his pulmonary veins. We have been told numerous times that they have to miraculously grow in order to do their job. So...we are turning to the Miracle Worker! Pray for veins! Luke 1:37
UPDATE: Luke's procedure is finished and he did very well. Dr. Mascio was able clean the chest out and said it looks quite nice now. He also said that it appears Luke is draining fluid well and that is our goal for the rest of the day.
So...when you are praying today...pray for...PEE! Pee Luke Pee!
This is a quick petition for prayer:
Luke has quite a bit of bleeding this morning. Dr. Mascio will explore the chest at 10:30am est. This is said to be a routine procedure for a baby on ECMO. However, for parents to see the little guy's chest patch full of blood is very scary. Please pray that it is nothing more than just a result of thinned blood. Today is suppose to be a restful day for Luke; please pray he is able to get some.
On a very positive note...
Luke's output of urine was very good last night. That is a sign that his kidneys are working and that his body is attempting to push the fluid off it. Let's hope this keeps up!
While you are praying, make sure you give God all the praise and glory that He deserves. Praise Him for the small things in life that we too often take for granted.
NOTE: DO NOT miss out on Kristin's post from last night right below this one!