Rafa did very well in his first night off of ECMO! His blood gas levels remained good, he stayed stable in terms of his vitals, and the respiratory techs were able to go down at least one level on the high-fi ventilator. WHOOPIE!
We're calling July 13 Rafa's "second" birthday, knowing he has a new lease on life both because of, and away from, the ECMO machine.
ECMO, you did your job beautifully! Thanks for helping our baby boy fly!