Elaina had a pretty good night last night!! Dr Hawkins (surgeon) said that he is pleased with her progress and is going to close her chest this morning. Her lungs are also sounding a little bit better this morning. Her chest x-ray doesn't really look any better, but the Respiratory Therapist said that she is hearing better breath sounds. She also told me that once Elaina's chest is closed she can do a little better suctioning to try and clear up some of these secretions.
Words just cannot express my gratitude for the prayers that have been offered in our behalf. Elaina was not given the best prognosis after her last surgery, and her life is truly a miracle.
Thank you all so much!
I will post again later. I've been told that we will probably have a day or so of setbacks after her chest is closed. Although she's stable, she is still very weak and she doesn't have a lot (if any at all) of reserve energy.