Hello Alley followers,
Alley is doing really well with her new lungs! She was taken off the ecmo last night, hurray! She had to be taken back down to surgery last night as one of her lungs was bleeding. They drained all the blood and fixed the problem. The docter said that this is common, especially where her orginal lungs were so bad and would be hard to take out because of the scar tissue. Also, they had to thin her blood because of the ecmo. It doesnt seem to be bleeding today so that is an improvement.
She is still on the ventilator but is doing all her own breathing, just with some pressure support. She is opening her eyes today when you talk to her and they are slowly turning down her pain medication to wake her up slowly.
They are also starting to give her some food through a tube to see how she does with it.
We have found a european bakery nearby so we all happy and I have gotten cindy addicted to lululemon. All in all, a great day.