Morgan Kate is doing well! When Travis and I left tonight she was down to 32% on her oxygen. Today she ranged anywhere from 31% - 42%. We were thrilled to see 32% when we left tonight. Please pray that she will continue to need less oxygen. She is also continuing to tolerate her feeds and weighed in tonight at three pounds and five ounces. Yes, you read correctly - 3.5!! The nurse weighed her several times just to be sure.
My mom's surgery also went well. The surgery was supposed to start at 9am and they didn't end up taking her back until almost eleven. Once back, the surgery took two hours. The doctor removed an ovary and fallopian tube (the other ovary and tube had already been removed). The doctor also removed a large nodule of some sort from her left side. The nodule was very inflamed and irritated which was causing lots of pain. They sent the nodule down to pathology. The final report was not back this afternoon, but they were almost 100% certain it was NOT cancerous. As she was leaving the operating room they gave her some pain medication. She had a reaction to the medication and actually stopped breathing for a while. They were able to give her another medication to counteract the pain meds. Fortunately, this helped with her breathing. Unfortunately, it knocked out all pain and anesthesia. Therefore, she was awake long before she would have been and she was in very intense pain. They tried several different pain meds this afternoon and most of them caused her blood pressure to drop. As of 10pm tonight I think they had finally found one to work and she was starting to get some relief and trying to rest.
God has been so good to our family! We are so very thankful! Thank you for all of your prayers and words of encouragement. Please continue to pray for Morgan Kate's lungs to mature and for my mom's speedy recovery.