8:00 am. Last night we had a little blip with his heart rate and had to bump the ECMO back up to 100. But i am not at all discouraged. The nurses say he is about at that mark where stuff may begin to show up, for example pneumonia and right now he needs some extra support. We are going to take it minute by minute but I am gearing up for some bumps. He has two nurses dedicated only to him and they are awesome and he is in really great hands. Also I feel like this machine is truly working for his body so he can regroup and his lungs can heal without having to put forth effort in the healing process.
They still have him heavily sedated and on lots of pain meds. One being profolil which the nurse call “mikey’s milk”. Does Michael Jackson ring a bell? The bottle really looks like a milk bottle of sorts and I look at it upside on that pole dripping and i can’t help but think of putting some flowers in it like a pinterest pin. Ugh….. Glue gun on floor 1 please…
1:38 pm. – Tylers color continues to improve and those tie dye colors on his chest and arm have started to fade and recede which is wonderful news. He is showing signs of his lungs improving so they are going to start slowly decreasing the ECMO. They also are going to start a slow slow food drip
Please pray for Schuyler and his family as they head back to Richmond. I keep saying it over and over but the magnitude of Schuyler saving Tylers life is just…….no words are enough. Also pray that they have peace and assurance that they were everything Tyler and my family need and needed.
Keep ya’ll posted