OKAY! She is successfully off the heart-lung bypass machine, and transitioned back onto ECMO. This needed to happen, and happen as quickly as possible.
The dialysis will work to hopefully reduce the lactates in her liver.
Thank you to our blessed real-life angel Sinead. I woke her up in London after the surgeon dropped the frightening news on us. She tapped into Caitlin, and worked with her for fifteen minutes, told me what was going on with her body, told me what I could do myself. I was up in the chapel and when I came down the elevator, Nick, Andrew, and Jess were waiting to tell me of the success.
This is going to be a very bumpy road… we expected it and it’s here. The recovery is tough, but we are all here to help her through this.
We are still waiting in the waiting area. She is still critical. But….
GUYS……………..SHE HAS NEW WORKING LUNGS!!!