UPDATE (1/10/13) -again-
Another good day. Docs and Nurses keep saying how good he looks. Earlier today they had to exchange a section of his Ecmo line (aka: Ecmo gets turned off for the duration of the ‘fix’), and he did very well (for those few minutes) all on his own. Though he is trending perfectly, the Doctor still explained that they can never fully anticipate if he will/can ‘do it’ on his own.
We are being told that the day may begin around 7:00am tomorrow morning, and there is a chance that he will not only be taken off Ecmo tomorrow, but that he may even get his chest closed up (hopeful, but not expecting). We are going to do our darnedest to sleep well tonight, but I’m sure it may be slightly restless (restless prayer, that is – 1 Thessalonians 5:17). I’ll try to send an update at some point tomorrow (morning), but I can’t promise I’ll be super punctual. 😉 Goodnight friends! — with Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.