Today was a good bit calmer than yesterday; a few minor dramas, but nothing like the drama of Clara's heart arrhythmia episodes from yesterday. She's very swollen and pretty heavily sedated following her surgery, but we expect her to get rid of a good bit of fluid over the weekend. Clara didn't like it when they tried to put a new IV in, and let us know with her oxygen stats dropping down into the 70s for a while. Fortunately, they were able to get them back up to an acceptable level by adjusting her ECMO catheters.
We called and checked on her a little while ago, and the nurse said that her O2 stats were staying steady in the mid/upper 80s, and that they were able to get a new IV in her foot without further drama. They are probably going to start a diuretic over the weekend to help reduce her fluids. She's off of most of her surgical and post-surgical meds. Her renal function is good, and she's peeing really well.
Pray for a calm weekend. Specifically, pray for her to be able to get her fluids off without complication, and that all of the heart arrhythmia issues are behind us. As always, continue to pray for her pulmonary hypertension to fade so that we can start weaning her off of ECMO soon.
That's all for now; we're thankful that this is a pretty boring update. Thank you all for your prayers and love.