I'm happy to report that Kambry has had another great couple of days! Praise Jesus! This morning she had another trial off ECMO and the doctors said her heart and lungs are ready to come off! However, since she wasn't peeing like she should be, she was placed on another machine (we're going to end up in the hallway soon) that is a form of dialysis. The machine runs through her ECMO so the kidney doctor wanted her to stay on until her kidneys have recovered and she is able to pee like she's supposed to. Basically they think the kidneys had too much stress on them when she was bleeding and had so much fluid that they just shut down. They don't see any reason why they won't fully recover and today she has started to produce some urine. So again, we're praying for pee. The nice part is, the doctor explained that this isn't a setback. Her lungs and heart should continue to get better and she should struggle less when coming off ECMO. We're all about that! They'll reassess in the morning to determine if she'll come off tomorrow or wait another day. At least we know she's ready! The nurse even mentioned possibly being able to hold her by the end of the week!! Right now I'm happy just giving her leg smooches.
While Kambry has been stable and quiet, the hospital has had plenty going on. Asher came to visit on Saturday when the Rocky Mountain Harley group served lunch and let the kids sit on their bikes. He had a great time but of course looks totally annoyed with pictures. Yesterday we left for ice cream with Lon's dad and his family. We came back to the hospital being surrounded by police and found out it was in lockdown. Apparently someone called in a threat. They said they were in a parking garage with a gun and wanted to shoot people. They cleared the area about an hour later. Now today we had to shuffle into the hallway for a tornado warning. If it's not one thing, it's another! Here's to hoping for a quiet night.
The worst part of the whole weekend was sending Asher home with my parents yesterday. 😢 I felt like my heart was torn in two. He will be in great hands back home and I know he's ready to be around his cousins and friends again but that doesn't make it much easier on me. We are SO grateful to my parents and Judy Trengen for watching him and allowing him to be able to stay as long as he did. Thank goodness for FaceTime! Many of you have asked how he's handling everything. He definitely knows who she is now. He says her name as soon as we get close to the hospital. And he's won over almost every nurse's heart. He'll really figure things out when his room gets a pink makeover and he graduates to the big bed! Now if only someone could get him potty trained by that time...
Lon's dad and his family left today so it's just the two of us until my brother and his family come on Friday. Lon is planning to stay in CO until Kambry comes off ECMO and is in a good place. Another goodbye that I am not looking forward to! It's going to be such a great day when the 4 of us are all at home together! The doctor is still hopeful this will happen by October.
Keep the prayers coming!! They are obviously working. God is good! We appreciate the prayers more we can say. It was also great to see all the Kambry Can's on Facebook. We printed the sign and have it hanging on her wall here. We are so proud of our Super Kambry! I just hope she's smart enough to not get a 'K' superman logo tattooed on her arm...ahem Uncle Lance. ;)
Lots of love to you all,