Oh So Close

Reports this morning continue to be good for Avery Mae. Everyone is cautious as decisions are made, but overall we are getting closer to thinking about getting Avery off of ECMO. Her ECMO setting is down to what the team considers "idle". We will possibly do a trial run off of ECMO this afternoon. I am anxious and scared, but trying to be patient. It may take several trials before she is actually taken off completely. I know that Avery is in charge and so I am trying to just stay calm.

I am still trying to heal. I am moving slowly but getting things done for the most part. My mom is still with us, and her help has been a life saver. I will let you all know as soon as we get a better idea of how Avery responds to the adjustments to ECMO.



  1. Oh, wow. I'll be praying this afternoon, as always.

    And, Happy Two Weeks, Sweet Girl!

  2. You can do it, Avery!! Love you guys!

  3. thinking of you all!

  4. You can do it Avery!!! I hope when Avery has her first trial off of ECMO, she does very well. Many prayers for your sweet little girl.

    Thinking of Avery, Tracy - Ian's mom

  5. AnonymousMay 26, 2009

    How is Avery in charge, tee hee?

  6. still praying dear friend.

  7. Nicole from Rosemead, CAMay 26, 2009

    Thank you for keeping us posted. You don't know me but I have been reading your blog and praying for baby Avery. May GOD provide comfort and peace during this very hard time. Take care of yourself!!

  8. AnonymousMay 27, 2009

    Carissa and Shane,
    Lizz sent us your link. Please know that we are praying for you and baby Avery. We have been checking on you daily and we are pulling for you.
    May God Bless You.