The doctors here have to confer again tomorrow but the Doctor I spoke with this evening said that they are strongly leaning towards the transfer tomorrow because they feel that this would be Ethan's best chance.
Unfortunately transferring a child on ECMO is very risky and there is a chance that Ethan will not survive the transfer. The doctor I spoke to this evening feels though it is risky, the benefits out weigh the risks at this time.
Right now I am in shock to say the least, But I do having a feeling of peace that I know God is providing for me at this time. Please keep Ethan in your prayers tonight and tomorrow as he gets transferred.
Ethan is ultimately in God's care and there is no safer place to be."
"We spoke again to doctors this morning regarding transferring Ethan. As of right now there is no beds available for Ethan at CHOP. (Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia) The doctors at CHOP and here at St. Christophers are discussing putting him on the transplant list.
Transferring Ethan is not an easy thing to do, and they want to be very careful. They are hoping to transfer him sooner than later, but it could be as late as Friday at this point.
They are still hopeful that Ethan's heart will start working again, but they want to be careful to give Ethan every option available. If he is transferred he will still be on ECMO until the transplant takes place.
As far as the transplant goes, Ethan is still not on the transplant list. He has to be qualified by the doctors of the hospital he is transferred to first. They havn't told us yet what the chances of finding a heart for Ethan are.
I know this seems confusing. At least it is for us. Last night it seemed like they wanted to transfer him right away, and today it seems as though it is not as urgent.
Please continue to pray for our little boy. Our hope and prayer at this point is that Ethan's heart comes back and that he doesn't need a transplant. God is in full control, and we are resting as much as we can on that. He has the power to heal Ethan,and we are praying that He does choose to heal our son.
Thanks so much for all your prayers!!!!"