This morning we received some very hard news. Dr. Seear (Benjamin's respirologist) told us that Benjamin's lungs have not improved during the week he has been on ECMO. This is not good news as they are worried that his lungs have been damaged beyond the point of repair. Benjamin will continue to be on ECMO till next Thursday at which point the Dr. will talk to us again. Right now we are both having a hard time with this as it seems that even though the Dr told us not to give up hope, things are looking hopeless. We do know that if he dies, he will be in a better place but it is hard to let him go. Benjamin is still very comfortable and is not in pain. It is an emotional rollercoaster right now as last night they were going to start weaning him off ECMO but as they tried to wean him off they realized it wasn't working and that his lungs had not improved.
We ask that you pray for extra strength for us to get through today & the next week. And pray for peace for Benjamin. And peace for us whatever may happen.