Thursday, June 21, 2012

Short update--good day!

Another good day!  Bonnie's pneumonia is definitely improving, and her chest x-ray today looked great!  A nice clear right lung, and for the first time, they could see her itsy bitsy left lung (the one that's been squished by all the extra organs in her chest).  Her chest tube has slowed way down as far as drainage, and it doesn't seem to be bothering her as much anymore.  They did increase her fentanyl drip, which I'm sure helped with that, but I was so glad not to see her in pain today.

Right now there's not a definite plan, but there's been some talk of possibly taking her off ECMO early next week. We would loooove for her to be off, but we're still praying that it won't happen until she's good and ready.

Please continue to pray that Bonnie would keep moving in a good direction.  The pneumonia and her need for a chest tube were definitely setbacks, but as far as complications go, it could have been so much worse.


  1. Thank you Lord for a good day! Hooray for seeing a little left lung!!!!

  2. Praying for you now!!! Thanks for all your encouragement will we were fighting for Esther's life!!! God is so with you. Keep clinging to him and his promises in the good and the bad days. He has got you no matter what- The holtrops