I almost hesitate writing a post because I am not sure words can do our emotions justice at this time.
First of all, because of what happened yesterday, Jack was at an extremely high risk for hemoraging or bleeding in the brain (being on ECMO puts him at risk, but yesterday’s incident uped that risk even more).
Today they did an ultrasound and there was NO BLEEDING. I can honestly say that I was very surprised. I prepared myself for the worst. They would normally do an ultrasound on MWF, but they did one today just to check damage from yesterday. They will probably skip tomorrow. If they did ever find bleeding they would have to take him off of ECMO. He is not ready to be off ECMO. The absence of bleeding in his brain shows what a fighter he is: not to mention – AN ANSWER TO PRAYER.
They are still trying to “tweak” a few things to get him back to where he was before yesterday, but he is once again “stable”.
Yesterday we were a whirlwind of emotions. We actually were doing really well in the morning – we spent some much needed quality time with Megan. I was anxious to post about how well things were going. Then everything fell apart: something you would think that we would be used to by now.
I know that there were lots of people today who were fasting and praying for us. Particularly our own ward in Ames. We are so overwhelmed by how many people care about us and we are finding it hard to comprehend why we are so deserving of such an outpouring of love. I know that Adam and I are two very different people than we were 20 days ago – and that is in great part because of the realization of how many people have reached out to us. We feel so weak, and yet somehow we make it through each day – buoyed up by the strength and love of our faithful family and friends. Thank you for your continued prayer in our behalf. Jack is going to have A LOT of thank you letters to write.