The roller-coaster has been a lot smoother. We only had one moment when we were informed that she had a clot formed in the bypass tube of the machine. They basically camp, cut and replace that section and they did it in less than a minute. The up-side is that while that happened Vittoria's heart was giving a bit of a pulse. That was such great news.
Around 1:30am I went in to say goodnight and it was right before the next dose of pain medicine. that is when she is the most coherent. I talked to her and she started answering my questions by shaking her head. (she is full of tubes and of course can't speak). She also kept trying to open her eyes and see through that goop they put in them to keep them moist. I asked her if she knew how much we loved her and she said yes. I asked her if she hurt and she said no. A tear formed and her chin started to tremble and I asked her if she was crying and she said yes. I asked her if she was scared and she said yes. I tried to encourage her and let her know it was okay. I told her that little brother went to play with Brittney and Luke and her eyes shot open as if she was going to hop up and go play also. About then the new dose hit and she was back to the deep sleep. Encouraged, we were able to get some sleep ourselves. We were able to get a sleep-room here to be close.
6:00am we went back to see her and it was a pretty uneventful night.... just the way we like it. We have been informed that we will continue this through the weekend with a string of tests along the way. Monday they will try to take her off the machine again and that will be the determining point of what the future will hold.
Thank you all for the prayers and keep it up. We need this little miracle and keep this angel among us!