The are going to do the bronc study today at 10am. This is where they go down her vent tube with a camera to see if her airways are collapsing or not. This is a risky procedure for Madeline because the camera takes up almost the whole diameter of her vent tube. The procedure should only take 10-15 minutes, as they turn down her oxygen and watch her airways.
I often wondered why Madeline was so touchy with her tube, until I realized that that is her only her access to air. If something plugs that tube, she can’t just take another breath from somewhere else. I thought of an illustration for you. Imagine you are snorkeling under water, and someone tells you to relax as they stick a camera down the only tube you have to breathe from.
PLEASE PRAY THAT HER AIRWAYS ARE FINE! I don’t even want to think about the alternative. Please continue to pray for a miracle for Madeline. Specifically, pray that the holes in her heart close, the left ventricle grows to supply her body and not back up her lungs, and that her lungs would become healthy again, and if you need a date, how about on Saturday, December 25th, 2010.
Please continue to pray for Robert and Carrie and their baby. Tessa and Abe went home to Montana with their twins Lauren and Izak – Praise God!
May the Grace of my Lord and Savior, Jesus of Nazareth, be upon all of you this season.
Shanker & Lisa