Well, well, well…. - Aria MacDonald

Well, well, well….

Colour us surprised.

They decided to do another contrast scan today because of Aria’s temp spikes yesterday.  They put contrast top and bottom, thru the NG tube and the stoma.  We were really surprised when the results came back improved.  There are fistulas forming, don’t ask me what those are but apparently they are good.

Aria’s temp was normal overnight and her heart rate was better.  It has popped up a bit in the past couple of hours but it is improved regardless.

AND there is talk of exubating her tomorrow!  She has done a 10 hour sprint on the vent today and it has gone well.  Perhaps she is ready?

So things are looking up which is great cause yesterday was really tough going.  I think Chippie was kind enough to not only allow us a hopeful dream but also a little outlet for some emotion that needed to leak out.  Welcome to the strange world were tears are positive things and bring you forward.

So many people have done and continue to do amazing and wonderful things for us.  Of course not all of them make the blog, Chippie’s did.  But there is a lot of people on Team Aria.  I imagine you all in my head wearing purple tshirts with Team Aria written on them.  Cheesy?  Maybe but a nice thought.

26 Responses to “Well, well, well….”

  1. joyce says:

    Such good news. This must have been a special Lord’s Day for you all.Prayers are being heard
    and answered.

  2. Gordon & Coralie McLay says:

    This is great news. May God continue leading you…one small step at a time. Keep resting in HIM. Love McLays

  3. Lisa says:

    Go Aria!! So pleased to hear small improvements are happening especially after tough days. All the best for extubation tomorrow!! I’ll be thinking of you all :)

  4. Kit says:

    Team Aria t-shirts…. sounds like a great fundraising idea to me!

  5. Ali says:

    Go team Aria!!!!!

  6. fiona says:

    Excellent news- and hoping for more like that. Purple Aria shirts- sounds awesome!!

  7. Natalie and Cody says:

    lol great vision – but that’s exactly what we are – cheering for aria and for her family – and praying always

  8. Brian and Sandra Ready says:

    Somebody has already said it but… GO TEAM ARIA!!! :-)

  9. Carolyn O'Cain says:

    Great news today. Praying about the extubation. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
    In His love,
    Carolyn O’Cain

  10. Kathleen and Anita says:

    The words that come to mind are from a song: strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow! Can’t remember how it starts and how it finishes but this bit says enough! You can say it every day, because He promises STRENGTH FOR TODAY and HE WILL BE THERE TOMORROW!
    Love you lots

  11. Samantha Sutherland says:

    What a beautiful ray of sunshine for today – see things are getting better even when they don’t seem to! I’ve found recovery is a strange beast and all I really know is that it takes time and is so worth it! Looking forward to hearing about tomorrow!

  12. Judy Palmer says:

    Good thought for purple Team Aria T-shirts and great news on step forward for Aria. God is good and holds Aria in His healing hand. Praying for successful extubation.
    Judy.

  13. Jen Cato says:

    Yes, we would wear those shirts and proudly! Go ARIA! Gooo TEAM! :D God Bless you all!

  14. Lisa says:

    Great news, so pleased for Aria, I hope she does lose the tube tomorrow for her and for you!

  15. Delwyn Cockrell says:

    Part of the hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness ….
    Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
    Blessings all mine with ten thousand beside.

  16. Lauren says:

    I want one of them shirts!! :D

  17. Ali/nerdygirl says:

    Just saying, I would SO buy one of those Tee-shirts. Would probably pay up to and including $30. So if anyone knows anyone?

    Love you guys as always.

    Ali xoxoxo

  18. jen says:

    great news
    praying

  19. pippa says:

    *tying my purple shirt around my head bandana style* Go Aria! You are all in our thoughts.

  20. Nikki says:

    Go, Aria! xxx

  21. Viv says:

    Well that’s fantastic news !!! Lovely to hear. Here’s praying for much more of the same.

  22. Christine MacDonald says:

    Great to hear of some improvements, praying that Aria will be able to come off the vent, TEAM Aria is huge, what an awesome sight that would be, all dressed in purple T shirts cheering you all on.
    You guys have so much support and people praying all round the world. Thank you everyone for your prayers, May God continue to heal and strengthen Aria.

  23. Belinda - LF says:

    Yay for Aria and Yay for Chippie!
    ……and I got my purple shirt on! ;)

  24. Granddad David says:

    Just about to over fly Lincoln in Nebraska on the way to New York. Thinking of you Aria, you little sweetie, and praying for you, as I fly over so close to you. Terrific news on the continuous improvements.

  25. Nyle says:

    Yay Aria, such an inspiration!!………..so who is going to get purple shirts printed up to sell and raise money for aria? lol

  26. Ali/nerdygirl says:

    I’ve put a mock-up on my FB page!!

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