The doctors are concerned her liver is failing, but we will not know for sure until tomorrow. That was the last major organ on the "not-to-worry-about" list. And to add to the worry about the liver, she is requiring more oxygen from the ventilator over the last two days.
One of the doctors sat down and talked with us tonight and told us that they consider her to be in the same classification as trisomy 18 or 13, or "lethal" in his words. It was terribly difficult to listen to but we kind of knew it was coming.
We are still increasing her feeds in the hopes that we will be able to try her off of the ventilator in the somewhat near future, but we've also made the decision that we are not going to re-intubate if she does not thrive. It's not an easy decision, but it certainly is not a hard one at this point either. Her brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and limbs are not working correctly, and if her liver is failing there is not much of anything that can be done to change that.
Maggie's fight is not over yet, but hope sure isn't easy to come by right now. Joy and I are both grateful that God has answered our prayer to make his will obvious to the doctors and us. Today it all became clear when the liver was added to the list of organs no longer healthy.
As always, your prayers are coveted. Prayers for peace and comfort are greatly needed but prayers for miracles won't be turned away either.