The surgeons and hematologists decided that using the TPA to attempt to break up the blood clot in Lily's heart was a bad idea. Since the clot is quite large at 6mm's, they all felt that the risk was way to high for her to suffer a massive stroke and death. After running an additional blood test this morning, they discovered that Lily has a hereditary disorder called antithrombin 3. Antithrombin 3 deficiency is a disorder of blood clotting. People with this condition are at a higher than normal risk for developing abnormal blood clots.
So for now, Lily will remain heavily sedated and intubated. The hope and goal is to get her off the ventilator by tomorrow evening or Friday. Tonight, they decided to turn off the cooling blanket and see if she can maintain her stats as her temperature begins to rise. Fingers crossed, and prayers sent up!
In the day when I cried out,
you answered me, and made me bold with strength
in my soul. Psalm 138:3