Always have the editor-in-chief check your work before it is published. I left out some important information in my post from this morning and I am probably lucky to still have my staff writing position. Sometimes my mind tries to focus so much on trying to understand the medical part that I skip over some of the very important items that don't always come with a number attached.
Charlotte opened her eyes this morning. She has been looking at Mommy (and once in a while at Dad) off and on for the past few hours. She also moved her hands and feet just a little. There has been a slight reduction in her swelling as well, which is great to see. It is amazing to see the little signs of life returning to her body. She is still on ECMO and the risks are still very high over the next couple of days but it warms the heart beyond belief to see her little eyes looking back at you.
And, they just got back the 48 hour results on the cultures they sent out on Friday and there are no signs of an infection. This is VERY good news.