Last Thursday, my dear friend Carrie Socha called me to say that her Grandmother called her that morning. Her Grandmother had this very strong feeling about Daniel. The message to us was, "Tell them to check the medication." Of course, our friend felt obligated to relay this information and of course I felt obligated to mention this to Daniel's doctors.
On Saturday, the doctors began looking at making some changes and trying to find a reason why Daniel's platelet counts were so low despite the fact that they were giving him platelets. They began suspecting that Daniel might have a sensitivity to Heparin, which was used throughout his time on the ECMO machine and was also used for his kidney dialysis. Yesterday, the results came back that Daniel was "positive" for a reaction with Heparin. While Heparin usually acts as a blood thinner, in Daniel's system his antibodies began fighting the Heparin and it began clotting. He developed something called 'HIT'. (Andrew, look it up for me please:) We are hoping that this discovery will only lead to quicker healing. He still has some battles to overcome, but one can hope!
Thank you God for sending your Holy Spirit to us and to people in our lives in this time of need.