After a short hiatus from the blog, I'm happy to report that things are looking up for baby Kambry. We had a rough couple days with not a lot of positive news but Kambry is doing better today. Last night she stopped peeing so we prayed for pee. I bet not too many people can say they've done that. Although we do have some unique friends 😉. Today Kambry started peeing again which is great because she has a lot of fluid in her body that she needs to get rid of. She's very puffy right now which her doctor believes also affects how her lungs are working. Her last X-ray showed that her lungs have really opened up but the sacs inside her lungs need to open more. They talked about switching her from the oscillator to a different type of ventilator to exercise her lungs a little more. This afternoon they clamped the ECMO machine to see how she'd do without it. She did better than she did on Wednesday but they'd like to see her do a little better before coming off. So hopefully the ideas mentioned above will work for her lungs. They need to do a better job of oxygenating her blood. Baby steps. We've quickly learned that we need to celebrate any and all positives.
Today is Asher's 2nd birthday. Lon and I took him to the Denver aquarium yesterday and had a small birthday party for him. It was so nice to get out for awhile and spend some quality time with him. Especially since he is heading back to North Dakota soon. He even got to spend the night with us at the Ronald McDonald house. I thought it was great but a very sleepy Lon who got kicked all night might disagree. Asher gets away with almost anything with us these days. I may have just turned the other way when he woke up at 5:45 this morning and found an open bag of Cheetos. We're so grateful that my parents and my godmother Judy have watched Asher and allowed him to be down here as long as he has.
We completed another exchange of visitors this week. Lance left on Wednesday. He and Lon are very close so it was perfect that he was here for those super tough surgery days. It was hard to see him go. Yesterday Lon's dad, stepmom, and sister Kelsey came for a long weekend. We've been so lucky to have our family around.
I know I sound like a broken record but thank you so much for your continued prayers. My heart is so touched by the amount of prayers, gifts, and support we've received. Even from total strangers!