Last night we went to sleep at the hotel we are staying at since the nurse told us to go sleep since he was stable on the ECMO. We ended up phoning at 3:30am since I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep until I knew how he was doing.
This morning we went in to visit him and he opened his one eye for me just a slit:):) I was so happy to see that. He's been sucking on his ventilator when he is awake. But he is still kept heavily sedated, just not paralyzed. He has a hard time every time they suction him or move him and his saturations do go down but he has been recovering ok. He has a few clots in his ECMO line but they didn't seem too concerned. They are just keeping an eye on it that the clots don't get bigger. It is still hour by hour, minute by minute. Right now he seems to be stable. Well, as stable as he can be on ECMO.