Day 2 post-surgery

She is holding pretty stable which is such a blessing! There have been some ups and downs (collapsed upper lobe of her right lung this morning due to blockage – but they already resolved that and it is inflated back up) but everyone seems to be very positive and encouraging about how she is doing for her second day after surgery.  She has been down to as low as 35% oxygen and is tolerating being handled pretty well- which means her PH hasn’t come back with a vengeance post-surgery.  The main concern has been her CO2 levels, which are now being managed well and are back down, so they may start trying to wean the vent back down so that we can try to get back to the conventional vent. The surgeon says that once she starts pooping again they will start introducing breast milk to her – which could be as soon as the next few days!

I know she is still a critically ill baby, but I feel like I can already see the light at the end of the tunnel – and even though I know we still have a long road ahead of us (they say we could still be here another month) I just feel God’s hand protecting us.

Thank you for all your continued prayers, support, and messages – we are so very thankful for everyone in our life and we just feel so blessed. And all those of you that don’t even know us, but have been holding up our family in prayer – I am humbled and moved.  Thank you.

5 thoughts on “Day 2 post-surgery”

  1. We are thinking and praying for Finley everyday. I know she will continue getting stronger we have faith to get us through the next month. Please give Bonnie a big hug from Lyle and I. Thank you for keeping us informed and we know Finley will inprove with time and love.

  2. She sounds like she is doing very good after a major surgery! Way to go Finley…hoping for more stable and strong days! Praying for Finley’s recovery. You are one strong little girl Finley.

    Tracy, Ian’s mom from CHERUBS

  3. She’s so gorgeous, Liz. I marvel every time you post pictures at how strong she looks. She doesn’t look like a sick baby at all, if you ignore the tubes. She’s a fighter like her mom and dad, clearly.

  4. Jon & Liz,

    We are so thrilled about the surgery!! What a blessing! Of course we still pray for you all everyday! My center volunteers & staff ask me for updates. May the Lord hold you close every day & every hour!! Love, Nikki (Dennis too)

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