Thursday, August 06, 2009

BIG DAY!
Mya has been a champ today. They have done a CT scan, where there were no visual signs of brain damage. PRAISE GOD!!! Additionally with that, they weaned her off the paralytic & some of the pain meds so that she can move and wake up to make sure all of her motor skills are still in tact. She has slightly opened her eyes, but we're still waiting for her to open them completely, it just takes a little time. It's so nice to see her moving since it's been 2 days of being knocked out. Everyone is commenting on her red hair and how that firey little personality will be coming out soon! We've been showing the staff videos of her, they're anxious to meet her, awake! Once the Doctors approve of her physical movement levels, they'll put her back to sleep and we will be deciding on how to progress with surgery. Rob & I have told the surgeons that if we have a preference and if it's best for Mya, we don't want to come back and we would like her to have surgery while we're here so we don't have to recover twice. Coming back would be the hardest thing in the world for us, not to mention the levels of anxiety from all of the staff as well. So, that being said, we will have a meeting with the surgeon/anesthesia staff sometime this afternoon to hash out the best possible scenario and game plan to go forward with her surgery. Keeping in mind that there is still the unknown for her cardiac arrest situation, so they're being very conservative with all procedures. At 1:00 they're going to do a test run to turn her off of the ECMO machine, which is seeing if she can be on her own, another requirement for surgery. If she has a tough time with it, they'll wait a few more days to let her rest on the machine. At this time, our nurse (who I think is great) thinks she'll be just fine, as she's already supporting herself about 40% of the time.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Praise God for this wonderful news! Kiss that beautiful girl for her Auntie Michelle!

Suzanne Holling said...

Praise God!!! A time to celebrate!

Sydney and Tom said...

Good to hear the good news!! We have all been praying non stop and obviously God is bigger then everything that is going on. We will continue to pray!! Thanks for keep us updated!!

Domrese Family Blog said...

What great news. We are so happy for you. Now the opportunity to move forward and make plans. You must be so relieved. Always thinking and praying for you.

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

1 John 5:14-15

AngMomof3 said...

Hip hip hooray! We're all cheering here in Pullman!
THANKS for the video!!! Makes us cry tears of joy!

Jaime Ledger said...

Julie, I am so happy to hear things are going in the right direction. Praise the power of prayer!!!! Mya has lots of people on her side. I have been anxiously awaiting your good news. Thanks for keeping us updated. That video was wonderful. I'm still tearing up and I think about it. She is a precious little baby girl.

Kate said...

So happy to hear the results of the CT scan....lots of "strangers" are pulling for you all. Thanks for keeping us all posted. :)

Misses Monkey said...

Thanks for the update Julie & Rob. Continuing to pray for all of you to be strong & God be with you.

Chris and Britt said...

YES, Praise God! I have been checking in all day to see an update. I completely got teary and choked up seeing little Mya move her arms. What a blessing that is in and of itself! Thanks for keeping the blog up to date so we can keep up with you all. Sending lots of prayer and love your way.

Lori said...

My family is praying for your family.


I'm so happy to hear the good news on the CT scan!