Thursday, July 23, 2009

Evening update

It has been a nice quiet day. We expect the next few days to be the same......

Well so much for that thought. I was interrupted in my writing to take another ride on the emotional roller-coaster. Vittoria had developed a clot forming in the ECMO tube. It was in the tube going back into her body so it was of some concern... they had to lower her body temperature, sterilize the room, stop the blood flow while they cut out that part of the tube and replaced it. It is the "stop the blood flow" part that is concerning. Val is pretty fragile when these things come up. They let us know so we can spend some time with Vittoria before they do it... (I don't know if i mentioned that they did this same thing yesterday).... As we talk to our little princess they bring in all the stuff like extra blood, lots of meds and of course the "CRASH CART" gets rolled in just in case... It is a little nerve racking. We are so grateful that they have the best of the best people and technology taking care of our baby girl.

We are going to get a bit of sleep so I'll write more tomorrow.


  1. Our prayers are with you & your little girl...xoxo

  2. We're praying for all of you when we're not with you at the hospital. All our love,
    Russ, Colleen & Daphne

  3. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

    Zac and Callee(Carlson) Cloward

  4. We love you! Hang in there! The Lord is a very kind and wise God. He knows the outcome and how to bless us. We will all put our trust in Him. And PRAY our guts out!!!

  5. Ciao Vittoria,
    ti vogliamo tanto bene e stiamo pregando per te.
    Coraggio, tutto andrĂ  per il meglio.
    Un bacetto forte forte dalla piccola Diletta, Laura e Raffaele dall'Italia.