We're back on ECMO for the time being. The victory was short-lived.
Shortly after I finished writing the last post, we went to check on him one more time. He was still looking good, even several hours after being taken off ECMO. Shortly after that, he started desating -- his O2 saturation levels dropping, his heart having to work much, much too hard. It was too much stress on his body.
He's back on ECMO and stable for now. It's nearly 3 am. They told us to get some rest and we'd talk later.
We know we have some tough decisions to make in the next day or two. Barring a miracle, we're faced with the following decision: do we let him go, or do we send him back to the cath lab for a procedure that might rupture his pulmonary arteries?
The team of doctors and surgeons here is amongst the best; I have to say that they've taken good care not only of Ewan, but of us as well. I know they're doing everything in their power. It's just that his case is so much to the extreme. His case is exactly what you hope not to see (as a parent or a doctor). And now we have to be realistic.
It will take a miracle.