So, I got about 4 hours of sleep last night. My sister Becky finally forced me to lay down in the early hours of the morning. It was so hard to leave Elaina's beside last night. I finally made a deal with Becky and Elaina's nurse that after we got 2 good blood gases in a row, I would go to bed. All in all, Elaina had a stable night. She has continued to be stable this morning as well. Right now her saturations are fluxuating between 70 and 73. Pretty darn good considering that she was so (scary) low yesterday prior to surgery. Her blood gases are continuing to be stable, so we're all just holding our breaths for now hoping that this surgery was what needed to happen.
She's still on the nitric oxide, but didn't need to be on the oscillator this time. They've weaned her oxygen down to 75% and are aiming to get her to 50% by tonight. She hasn't needed one of her blood pressure medications so far, and so we're just hoping. It is truly in the Lord's hands at this point. Honestly, I have such a peace in my heart. I feel that she is going to survive, and I refuse to even entertain thoughts that she might not!