This is Uncle James again. Joel and Jess just finished meeting with the doctor this morning, which leads me to ask you to pray for several specific things. Cora was put on the ventilator last evening, but she still had some difficulty in breathing in the night. Her oxygen levels dropped pretty low about 5 different times. Today the doctor has decided to put her on a different sort of ventilator which will help to inflate her lungs a bit more. Parts of her lungs are deflated and even collapsed, so this new machine will hopefully help to restore some of her lung capacity.
As Cora goes on this new machine, there are a number of serious risks involved. Please pray that she will be able to tolerate the transition and that the ventilator will help her to regain ability to breathe well on her own. She will be on the machine for at least several days.
In addition, Cora's heart is somewhat enlarged. She will be receiving an echocardiogram this morning to ensure that it is still functioning properly, but this is obviously a big concern as well, so please pray.
These many setbacks are so difficult for Joel and Jess. Remember to keep lifting them up too.
It's hard to rephrase all that the doctor said to us just now, but just know that this is such an important time for you to pray for Cora.