ECMO

I wanted to give an update on Tyler’s status and also kind of explain the machine he is on as it helps to explain where we are. Yesterday the surgery was to hook him up to the machine. The machine at that time was doing 100% of the work his lungs would be doing. The said it would take some time but they would eventually start moving some of the work of his lungs back gradually over time. They actually started doing that today and he is now using the machine for 75% and 25% of his own lung use. We are very encouraged by this progress.

If you happen to know about an ECMO it also can be used to help the heart. Tyler’s heart is very strong and they are not leveraging the machine for this purpose.

16 thoughts on “ECMO

  1. Pete Close - August 28, 2015

    Thanks for the update keep us informed . Really concerned for you guys.. Prayers from Cali …

  2. Jennifer Webb - August 28, 2015

    I am so sorry to hear about this! I will keep the entire Wentz family in my prayers. I hope that he has a full and speedy recovery. I taught Emily at Pocahontas and often saw Tyler in the hallways while he was there. Let us know if the Pocahontas family can help in any way.

  3. Chuck Cottrell - August 28, 2015

    Hey Trey and family, our prayers are with you and your family and especially Tyler. We hope for a SPEEDY recovery. I know all the old Red Sox are pulling for him.

  4. Angela McKinney - August 28, 2015

    I am very sorry to hear about this awful accident. It is great that he is showing signs of improvement. I taught Tyler and Emily at Pocahontas. I am praying for Tyler and the rest of your family.

  5. Scott Berger - August 28, 2015

    So sorry you are all going through this, but thankful Tyler is improving. Everyone is thinking about you and
    praying for you. Let us know if we can help with anything. The Bergers

  6. Christine Williams - August 28, 2015

    Praying for all of you and especially Tyler. Much love, the Williams Family

  7. Bethany Piersol - August 28, 2015

    Keep fighting, Tyler! We are praying for your full recovery. The Piersols

  8. John Linthicum - August 28, 2015

    Thanks for the update Trey. A lot of young baseball and softball players are rooting for Ty!

  9. Christin Lane - August 28, 2015

    I’m so happy to hear Tyler is improving!!

  10. Caroline Estrada - August 28, 2015

    Thank you for the update. Glad to hear that Tyler is making progress. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Estradas

  11. Bob Busch - August 28, 2015

    So glad to hear he’s on his way to recovery My prayers are with him

  12. Caralee Belcher - August 28, 2015

    Sending lots of prayers your way! Larry and I have been praying all day and have many prayer warriors from our church, family and friends praying also!
    The Belchers – Larry, Caralee and Lawrence

  13. Danny Mason - August 28, 2015

    Hang tough, Tyler! Get well soon. Sending lots of prayers…
    The Masons – Sydney, Parker, Tracy & Danny

  14. Peggy Berkeley - August 28, 2015

    So glad to know Tyler is making progress. We are keeping all of you close to our hearts and will continue to keep you in our prayers. We are in the Outer Banks until tomorrow then home. If there is anything at all we can do to help you, please tell us.

  15. Cindy Buckels - August 28, 2015

    I really appreciate the updates and explanation. It is encouraging that they have already started to let his lungs do some of the work. Thinking of you all and praying constantly.

  16. Phyllis Hannon - August 29, 2015

    So glad that Tyler is making steps toward recovery! Will continue to pray for Tyler and his friends and family.

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