Time is a funny thing. This morning the last thing on anyone's mind was putting Charlotte on ecmo and now that's exactly where she's headed. As Patrick has kept you informed, Char Char (a name Big Brother has given her), has declined all day. The last reading showed that her lactic acid had increased yet again. This time to 9.2. Certainly not the highest of the day, but given the fact that her kidneys are not producing any tee-tee to put it in "laymen speak," and among many other factors, Dr. Mendeloff has decided that her only chance at survival is to be put on ecmo.
So as "well" as Miss Charlotte has been doing, especially given her small size, at the end of Day 2, we find ourselves needing more time. We are hopeful and pray that this aides in her recovery and she is weaned off successfully. We know that God's perfectly made plan is firmly in place and that He is the Great Healer. We pray for a successful next few days so Char Char is able to come off ecmo, get healthy and head home.
As always, we thank you for your CONTINUED PRAYERS.