Good news! Bonnie started peeing today! (Crazy the things I get excited about nowadays.) It's still not a lot, but it's better than the past couple days, so we'll take it. Yay Bonnie! Still on dialysis, the pump of which looks like a miniature version of her ECMO pump. And, like ECMO, we're glad to have it, but we'll be glad to kick it to the curb.
In other good news, her chest x-ray this morning looked awesome. Nice and clear, and we could even see her left lung (the smaller one). She had good blood pressure all day today, too. She's on a couple steroids (hydrocortisone and dexamethasone), which are likely helping with this. The steroids are also being helpful in other ways that I can't recall (but you doctor/pharmacist types in the crowd feel free to speculate).
Blood gases today were decent. They did have to adjust her ventilator settings a couple times when the CO2 levels got high, but they never got *super* high.
As far as her repair surgery (originally scheduled for today--postponed due to Bonnie's shenanigans), they're talking about doing it sometime late this week. Maybe Thursday or Friday. She's still super puffy, which, for one thing, would make an incision really hard to close. So she needs to depuff--but our friend the dialysis pump is working on that as we speak. Also, the surgeon wants her to be a little lower on her ventilator settings so that there's room to go up if she needs more respiratory support. Both of these goals could reasonably be met by the end of the week, so we're hoping Bonnie doesn't throw her doctors any more curve balls.
Overall a good day. Thanks for your prayers and positive thoughts, everybody. :)