Wednesday, December 17, 2008


So now we're playing chess with Zoe's numbers.

Zoe's operation was successful in that it sent blood to the lungs - blood that wasn't getting there preoperatively.

But because it's a man-made fix, the doctors have to tinker with medicine to ensure the blood gets past the lungs to all the different parts of the body.

So, that's why we keep referring to a renal stat. Renal stats show that blood is getting to the kidneys, but the numbers dwindle when Zoe gets upset.

Yesterday, the doctors sedated Zoe to give her an echo. The sedation caused problems - much like earlier sedations - in that it wired Zoe up and made her agitated and jumpy, difficult to relax. Her numbers haven't been very good, but doctors are associating it with the sedative.

Zoe's still a little restless and has been up basically on the hour, but they're still attributing it to the sedative.

Slowly, the docs are trying to remove o2 and patches and things from her so they can send her home. She waited all day long for rounds to hear what baby's status is. Jen left the room for a minute, and missed them and so they'll come back to talk to her.

Soooo...we're thinking Thursday? Maybe?

P.S. for those of you not in Wisconsin, we're expecting a foot of snow Thursday night.


  1. I am so glad to get an update on baby Zoe. It sure sounds promising for possible Thursday, and wow, how great would this be?? Praying for our sweet girl to keep on healing and get ready to go home. What a Christmas gift of JOY this will be for your entire family. Praying you guys home,and outa there. I just know that she will thrive on the love at home. We are getting rain here at the coast and we sure need it. Do you need a foot of snow? Take care and thank you so much for the update. I will keep praying for perfection with Zoe.


  2. huntsouth2:57 PM

    We'll be praying, trusting that the Lord's timing is perfect and that He knows just what we need and what we can handle. He has been so good to all of you. God bless you! Love, the Hunts

  3. Just me again this morning, checking in with a question. Is today the possible and maybe "Thursday" you mentioned yesterday?? Wow!! Just curious of course; and thinking and praying for Zoe this morning too. I pray for the "fine tuning" of Zoe's little motor to be almost if not already, complete. Praying you guys home Greg, each and everyone of you to be together, at home.

    Hugs, Laurie

  4. Laurie,

    I live by the Wisconsin border in Illinois. I do not know how much snow we got last night, but it was enough for the kids to have a snow day today. To answer your question, "do you need a foot of snow?" The answer is we never need a foot of snow. LOL

    Greg, praying for Zoe and your family. I missed maling you something by the 14th to your old address. Whenever you get a chance could you send me a new mailing address? Thanks.



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