The total prep time to get the ECMO unit ready is approximately an hour, the time required to switch it, under a minute. Bennett his now hooked up to ECMO 2.0 and doing fine. The fluid they had to add should be able to be removed rather quickly based on how he has been doing so far.
He looks better, his belly although not flat is on its way. I keep on looking at pics of him at hours old and everyday he resembles that child just a little more. Today you could even make out his chin.
With the new machine, we anticipate less problems with pressure, flow, and the inability to remove fluid.
Little victories are still happening. Prayers are still being answered. Bennett means blessed and he truly is.
1I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
let the humble hear and be glad.
3Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt his name together!
4I sought the LORD, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
5Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
8Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!