I talked to Kim tonight and she said she talked to a nurse this morning and Emily is really in a Catch 22. Her blood pressure has been low---too low to do the normal dialysis to remove fluid from Emily's body. They've done the normal filtering of the blood like the kidneys would do. But she really needs the fluid pulled off because she has a little fluid in her lungs. It's still the kidneys. We need her kidneys to work!!
On the flip side, Emily was more alert today. She was moving hands and feet and responding to questions.
Mike & Jonathan, Emily's dad and brother, may be going back to Albuquerque after they take Emily off of the ventilator. They hope to take her off of the vent tomorrow.
Janis, Emily's mom, has been watching the kids most of the time. I know they love having their "Oma" around. I also know Janis must be very torn about where to be---with the grandkids or with Emily. Please be praying for the family as they work out schedules.
And pray for Luke. I can't imagine how torn he must feel. Here he has a brand new baby that he would normally be holding and rocking. But life is upside down right now.
Emily is still in critical condition. She's made some good progress...but we still have a ways to go.
"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
Thank you for carrying our family's burden! A big THANK YOU to those who have donated money to the Panter family. Their needs are/will be great.