I know I always start out saying that it's just going to be a quick update and then it turns into a book. Well here's another book for you:) They took Emmalee off sedation around 1:30 p.m. to see what kind of movement she'd have. We were actually quite surprised that they'd do this since her chest is still open but I guess this is what they do. Well when we went in there they had already seen her hands and toes move...and they were controlled movements not jerky ones that would be associated with seizures and brain trauma. Although they say they can't be certain about anything right now they do see these as positive movements and we will take that! When we came in and talked to her she started blinking her eyes and then slowly she did get her right eye open just a slit and watched her daddy as he talked to her! It was so good to see that...God is good! We are just waiting on her results from another head ultrasound but things look to be positive and we feel that she's on the road to recovery! Just keep praying that things keep progressing without any set backs and that she continues to get stronger. They will do another echo on her heart tomorrow to see how it is doing and to kind of get a feel for when she might be ready to get off the ECMO machine, which will still be a few days. We continue to pray that her brain has no signs of injury and thank God for the progress already. We'll keep you updated...and a little fyi...Jon's stomach is feeling better...thank you for praying for him! Thanks to you all!
Jon, Ali & Emmalee