Thursday, August 27, 2009

well long night

Little Ireland is just fighting and fighting. After her surgery her belly was swelling too much and the doc decided to go back in and open her belly cut to let some of her "guts" out to release her pressure. When he got in there her belly was full of her blood bleeding from her abdominal wall. We knew this was a big risk because of the ECMO machine she has been on blood thinners the whole time. So anyway, she is doing well and they have taken her "inners" out of the belly cavity and they being held in a wrap to keep from drying out. They will keep them this way so they can keep track of the blood lose and it will also help her lungs have the most room to expand to get her off of ECMO in the next 24-48 hours... This little girl just keeps us on our toes for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!

13 comments:

  1. hang in there! you are sooo right Ireland is a little fighter! She will get through this with the love and positive vibes you give her!! Fight fight fight darlin!

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  2. Praying for your family and Ireland from Kansas!

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  3. Praying they have the bleeding under control and she stays stable and strong so she can come off of ECMO!! She is going to feel better not having everything up in her chest cavity and her lungs can expand. You can do it Ireland....let that fiesty spirit show!!!

    Hoping for a stable night for Ireland, Tracy

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  4. You guys are in our prayers. She is proving to be a strong little girl. She will keep fighting!!!

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  5. She's a tough little princess. I'm sure she is going to continue to fight...Lord knows she has a lot to live for. I appreciate you guys taking the time to write these updates considering all that you have going on. I'm sure I speak for a bunch of folks when I say we look forward to each new post. Hang in there Ireland. Your mommy and daddy love you so much as do the rest of us. Much love and prayers to you all. May God give you all a good nights rest.
    Meredith

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  6. I pray for her bleeding to stop, I pray she feels no pain, I pray for her to improve and to get off on ECMO. Fight baby fight.
    Dai

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  7. OH IRELAND YOUR DOING SOOOO GOOD! KEEP FIGHTING.....IT BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE HER GO THRU ALL OF THIS BUT SHE IS DOING SO WELL....LOTS OF PRAYERS

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  8. Little girl is tougher than most adults. I appreciate your prayers, and we are keeping up with Ireland as well and praying for her...

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  9. We are keeping Ireland in our thoughts and prayers!

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  10. I have been praying for Ireland. I am praying the bleeding to stop. Stay strong.

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  11. I am checking in on Ireland daily and keeping her in my prayers. I couldn't let myself go to sleep tonight without knowing how her little surgery went today. As a CDH mom, I know this is really difficult, but she needs this surgery so her little lungs can get some room to start expanding and developing. Getting all those other organs out of their way will really help with her recovery. She looks gorgeous and I will continue to pray for you all and specifically about the pumping issue. I was like a milk cow, but I understand your need to pump since you can't do anything else...take vitamins, drink water and give it a bit more time....in the long run, it won't make that much of a difference. Ireland will still love you and grow to be a healthy little girl. Praying lots!

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  12. Roller coaster loop Number......boy this is a long ride!!! I have seen stories on this and know this is something that is pretty common. Hang in there beautiful family. You are such a force to be reckoned with. Your an example of how strong the human spirit is and an example of positive energy and hope. Love you

    Your Pal, Tree

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