Debbie, Respiratory Therapist & ECMO Technician
Zack has a slight liver imbalance so a gastroenterologist has been working to narrow down the cause, which is probably the ECMO machine itself. Zack's liver will normalize once he no longer needs ECMO.
Surgeons added extra stitches to his ECMO access points yesterday and today. Since he's taking blood thinners (which is necessary for ECMO) it's important to stem any bleeding as much as possible...and it has vastly improved.
Zack's had some visitors during the past few days...His grandpa left for home this morning after staying with Zack for a week...he'll be back soon; Grandma is still here and spends a lot of time with Zack; Usha did acupressure for Zack (and brought a delicious home-cooked meal for Maria); Donna visited again; Frank came from California and spent some time reading to Zack; and Courtney also came to visit from California.
Frank visits Zack