Slowly coming off the ECMO

For the first time in quite a while, the nurses caring for Malak in the ICU had a great report to share. “She’s very good today!” one of them told me with a smile. The support from the ECMO machine has been decreased and Malak is still doing well. If she continues to do well overnight, she will go to the operating room tomorrow to come off the machine completely.

When I shared this news with Malak’s mother, her face broke into the biggest grin. “Really? Tomorrow? Oh thank God!”

Please pray for Malak to continue to improve throughout the night and for a smooth and successful procedure tomorrow.