Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hello everyone!

Hi all! I understand that Juan did an excellent job of keeping you all up to speed on how our EXIT-to-ECMO procedure went yesterday, and it went very well! As you saw, we have a spectacularly beautiful little boy person to show for it, who is currently doing well in his room in the Medical/Surgical ICU, staying nice and stable. Mommy, Daddy, Grandma Sherrie, Uncle Jim, and Auntie Edie have all seen him quite a few times between yesterday and this evening, and he continues to look wonderful each time. We hope to have more pictures up tomorrow!
Thank you all so much for your prayers, love, fairy dust, and good thoughts leading up to yesterday! Rafa's fight in the outside world has just begun, so we need them to keep on keepin' on...
He made it through his first 24 hours of life, complete with a slight adjustment of one of his ECMO cannulas, and we're looking forward to another stable, uneventful evening. Please do all you can to help us keep it that way!
Love to you all--off to rest, and more tomorrow...


  1. wishing lots of stable evenings for you and your family - with fairy dust mornings as appropriate.

  2. Can't wait to see more pics! He's beautiful.

  3. I'm so glad to hear that little Rafa is doing well. Sending lots of love. Can't wait to see all of you.

  4. Best news. Thinking of all of you & loving the stable nights.