Wednesday Morning Update

Shane and Carissa got an early morning phone call that Avery was not doing well.

She was having some "compartement bleeding" and had not peed in 10 hours. The doctors decided to do a surgical procedure to open Avery up and relieve some pressure. They were unable to go through her original incision because of the gortex patch that was placed under it. So, they made a new incision and inserted a silo. Her condition improved and she began peeing right away. They have also reduced her Heparin as much as possible, as it's a blood thinner and they want her bleeding to be controlled.

As you can imagine, that was not a very fun way to start their day, but they are relieved because of the immediate turn around.

Please, keep Avery in your prayers. She is bound to hit a few bumps on the road to recovery.

I will update if I hear anything else...otherwise Shane and Carissa will update later, I am sure.

P.S. She did not come off of ECMO yesterday, but was trialed off for a while. They are going to give her a couple of more days to rest and try it again.


  1. Keeping Avery, Carissa and Shane in my thoughts....

  2. My baby boy Evan and I are praying for you.

  3. Brayden, Chris and I are praying for you!

  4. Those steps back are so hard - Avery you gave us all quite a scare. We are praying for the two steps forward now!

  5. I'm sorry for the step back. Like others, I'm praying for many steps forward. Rest up, sweet Avery, for those steps. We're praying!

  6. keep fighting little angel and we'll keep praying. Still hugging you all very close in my heart dear friends.