Our little Malak had a successful catheterization today. It was a rather dangerous procedure for her, since she is in such a critical condition already, but thank God all went well. She was in the cath lab for over four hours as the doctors widened several arteries and placed stents in her pulmonary artery. They hope that this will increase her oxygen levels and give her a better chance of coming off the ECMO machine safely as soon as possible. Depending on how she recovers from the cath, the doctors may even try to take her off the ECMO tomorrow.
Her mom was so happy about her success that she was dancing in the hallway of the hospital! Please pray that sweet Malam will be able to safely come off of the ECMO without any complications. May God bless this beautiful baby and her lovely mother.