Good news: E moved from the ICU to the surgical ward today. An important step. Her breathing is fine and she’s more alert.
Puzzling news: She had a lot of vomiting yesterday and this morning. They put her NG tube back in to pull the yucky stuff out of her stomach, thinking that when it decreased that would show her stomach was kicking into gear. But tests tonight confirmed there’s blood in that stuff. M didn’t completely understand the doctor, but we think that they think it has to do with something the liver helps the stomach do, that it’s not doing properly yet because she only has half a liver, and it’s had a big week.
Doctors aren’t panicked, but blood in the stomach is concerning, and it doesn’t seem to be resolving itself the way they hoped it would. They’re going to do a couple of things tonight that we’re not exactly clear on. Pray those things work, that they give the doctors answers and that her little digestive system would start up like her breathing did.
Take a minute to pray right now, if you would. This is a hard night for us.