Great day here – nothing but good new to report!
Evie does not have whooping cough. Yesterday they were finally able to finish the testing and she does not have an infection. Tristan and Britain came down to charleston for the day. This was the first time they were able to be in the room with Evie so it was special for them.
1) Pray that her cough gets better. She still has coughing fits. As I write there is a respiratory specialist doing treatments on her. They will continue these every 4 hours for the next day.
2) Yesterday they switched her medication for her arrhythmia. So far this one is working well at keeping here heart rate stable. Pray that it continues to work. We will have to keep her on this for at least one year. At this point it does not appear that the arrhythmia will go away as they had hoped. If it does not go away she may have to have a procedure done on it when she gets older.
3) Yesterday the surgeon took another look at her chest incision. The wound has split open in multiple places and doesn’t seem to be healing, but the good news is that it’s not infected.
At this point they are talking like we may be able to go home in a day or so. Scary but exciting that this part of her recovery is almost over.
C leaves for Ukraine this Friday. Pray that Mandy would have peace of mind as we return home with minor issues that will be Evie’s life for the next year or more. (ie. cardiologist visits, arrhythmia issues, etc.)
Thank you all for your prayers during these very eventful first weeks of little Evangeline’s life.
C,M & E