Continue to pray for Evie Wike as she recovers from heart surgery. Below is an update from her mother, Tonya Wike. (Her father, Jeremy, is pastor of Community of Hope Grace Brethren Church in Columbia City, Ind. Click here to read the complete update from Tonya’s blog.
We had a much quieter day today. Bean was sedated and slept most of the day. Her fluid levels came way down, and she looks much less puffy tonight. They were able to start feeding Bean through her NG tube, and she did not vomit at all. It looks like they may be able to take her off the vent tomorrow. I am so thankful that it was a restful day for both of us and that the doctors feel she is moving in the right direction.
Bean’s amazing surgeon, Dr. T, came to check on her this afternoon. (I’m pretty sure he sleeps somewhere between the OR and the CVICU…if he ever actually sleeps.) He said Bean is taking longer than he expected to adjust to her new bloodflow but that the setbacks she’s been facing are not surprising him. Part of Bean’s challenges stem from the fact that her surgery is a year-and-a-half overdue. Her body has had two years to learn to function with a broken heart; now it’s having to learn all over again.
Click here to read the complete update from Tonya’s blog.