They've done an echo this morning just to see if there's any major problems. The heart function looked good, but its hard to tell when she's on ECMO because it's taking most of the blood.
Later today Julianne will have a head ultrasound to make sure that the blood thinners aren't causing any problems in the brain. This is a precautionary measure that is done on EVERY child hooked up to ECMO. Also, the neurologists will come and check Julianne out today. Again, this is something done to every child on ECMO.
Thank you for all of your prayers and words of encouragement. It's hard to believe that yesterday afternoon we were holding her and giving her her first bottle. Now she's out of our reach again. We're thanking God for being our comforter, for watching over Julianne through the night and for the encouraging preliminary information we've received from the doctors regarding permanent damage. Please continue to pray for healing for Julianne.
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