It is absolutely amazing what has happened in the last couple of days! God is really making Levi a sweet miracle! We continued weaning Levi on everything today and at about 12:45 PM, they started to trial off. This is the process of getting him down to "idle". He did great all day. We got to idle around 8:00 PM and he has been doing really good. They are working on tweaking all of the ventilator settings to get everything right where we need it. Now we need to remember to sing praises to our God for granting us what we are asking of Him and keep praying. We need to pray that Levi will do good all night so that we will come off ECMO tomorrow like we have been talking about today. We believe that God will keep working on Levi and help him all during the night and help him have a smooth transition off of ECMO.
When you go on dialysis, you risk the kidneys shutting down. We knew this when starting dialysis, but we knew that dialysis was the only way we were going to get him dry enough to try and use his lungs. He has been off of dialysis since about 6:30 this morning and when we left at 10 he still hadn't gone tee-tee. We need to add this to our prayers for Levi. We need him to go tee-tee during the night and we need him to get those kidneys working again. We have just got to ask God for these things and believe that He will take care of this for us.
I am so overwhelmed with excitement. Levi is doing so good. We have to continue to trust our Father and push all the doubts and fears away. I have so many emotions right now, I am just overwhelmed, but in a good way. Please, please everyone continue to pray through the night that everything continues to go well and God keeps Levi going and protects him tomorrow while coming off ECMO. Pray that he is 100% ready to come off tomorrow. And of course, PRAISE THE LORD, for this is all His work!