Benjamin may be coming off ECMO today. They are in the midst of weaning his sweep gas to see if his CO2 levels will be alright off ECMO. They also want him off it because he now has another infection in his lungs from being so sick & on machines for so long. They don't want this infection to get into his blood stream and there is a greater risk of this if he is on ECMO. If he does well for the next few hours, they hope to take the cannulae out at about 3pm. The doctor said that he is doing much better on the oscillating ventilator but he is not yet out of the woods. We're excited that he is going to be off ECMO but worried about the infection.
We are looking forward to seeing Devon in a couple hours:) Oh yeah, Alice too;)