Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Simulpost: Baby Levi's latest

In the next few minutes, Baby Levi will be taken off the ECMO machine, and his family is there to be with him and see how he responds. The concern now is his lungs, apparently. Here's the report from his dad this morning. Please be praying for this tiny one.

Well, Levi had an uneventful evening. His pressures are up a little bit and his acid levels are better today than yesterday, which is definitely good news. The main problem is not the heart, but the lungs, and unfortunately, that may be an obstacle too high to climb. Until the last week, his lungs have performed well, and they have had no reason to suspect any lung disease or anything else. However, Dr. Gandhi said this morning that the lungs are much worse than he thought, and that there wasn't much that could be done for them at this point. He's not sure if the cause is something he was born with (most likely) or just a natural result of sitting around in the hospital waiting for his surgery (had to be done because of weight issues). The plan is still to go in at 9:30, to take him off the machine and see what Levi, and more importantly, God does. There may be an immediate indication that things aren't going to work, but it will be nip-and-tuck (not the TV show) for the rest of the week. Please pray for us and for Levi. All 5 of us (plus Levi) are here, and we are ready for whatever God gives us. It's going to be a long day, regardless, so pray for a miracle, and if we don't get one today, remember that his being here today is a miracle in itself. Thank you so much for your prayers.
Mike, Carrie, Arthur, Caleb, Clara, and Levi

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