All in all, Abbie is doing pretty well.  They closed her chest yesterday (friday) and she did pretty well with that.  How many of you knew that some of these little ones come up from surgery with their chests still open?  Yep, it's kind of disturbing.  They have begun weaning her off of the ventilator and hope to pull it tomorrow.  There are a couple of things that are still of great concern to her parents and somewhat to the doctors.  Abbie's drainage from her chest is still quite significant.  They actually had to add another drainage tube today.  Because of the drainage problem they had to take her off of breastmilk and she is on a very special formula.  This is fairly normal but very discouraging.  Her platelett count is low again and they aren't sure why.  Her adrenal gland is hemorrhaging, but the docs aren't extremely worried about this either.

Anyway, as I talked to Angela today, she seemed really discouraged and is really wanting some answers.  Pray that Abbie will do well breathing on her own.  Please pray that Abbie's drainage will taper off soon.  Pray that they will be able to figure out what is causing her low platelett counts and what is going on with her adrenal gland.  Thank you all for your prayers and concern.

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