Problems getting values from response from wp_remote_post


I am using wp_remote_post to send a request to a 3rd parti API. The response from the API looks something like:

{   status: 'a',   member_id: 12345678 } 

I understand that this is returned in the body of the array returned by wp_remote_post, but I’m having problems checking the value of status. here’s what I’ve got:

$  response = wp_remote_post($  url, $  myArr);  if ( is_wp_error( $  response ) ) {    $  error_message = $  response->get_error_message();    echo "Something went wrong: $  error_message"; } else {    echo 'Status: ' . json_decode($  response['body'])['status']; } 

This results in NOTHING being echoed. I know the call was successful because I receive the email notification from the 3rd party saying a member was just updated (and I can see the updates in their app). If I change echo 'Status: ' . json_decode($ response['body'])['status']; to echo '<pre>' . print_r($ response['body']) . '</pre>';, the object above is printed to screen, so I’m guessing I’m doing something wrong with json_decode.

here’s the full response, in case it helps:

Array (     [headers] => Requests_Utility_CaseInsensitiveDictionary Object         (             [data:protected] => Array                 (                     [accept-ranges] => bytes                     [age] => 0                     [content-type] => application/json; charset=utf8                     [date] => Fri, 16 Oct 2020 16:43:59 GMT                     [server] => Apache                     [via] => 1.1 varnish (Varnish/5.2)                     [x-varnish] => 1016917066                     [content-length] => 48                 )          )      [body] => {   "status": "a",    "member_id": 14958539705 }     [response] => Array         (             [code] => 200             [message] => OK         )      [cookies] => Array         (         )      [filename] =>      [http_response] => WP_HTTP_Requests_Response Object         (             [response:protected] => Requests_Response Object                 (                     [body] => {   "status": "a",    "member_id": 14958539705 }                     [raw] => HTTP/1.1 200 OK accept-ranges: bytes age: 0 Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf8 Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 16:43:59 GMT Server: Apache via: 1.1 varnish (Varnish/5.2) x-varnish: 1016917066 Content-Length: 48 Connection: Close  {   "status": "a",    "member_id": 14958539705 }                     [headers] => Requests_Response_Headers Object                         (                             [data:protected] => Array                                 (                                     [accept-ranges] => Array                                         (                                             [0] => bytes                                         )                                      [age] => Array                                         (                                             [0] => 0                                         )                                      [content-type] => Array                                         (                                             [0] => application/json; charset=utf8                                         )                                      [date] => Array                                         (                                             [0] => Fri, 16 Oct 2020 16:43:59 GMT                                         )                                      [server] => Array                                         (                                             [0] => Apache                                         )                                      [via] => Array                                         (                                             [0] => 1.1 varnish (Varnish/5.2)                                         )                                      [x-varnish] => Array                                         (                                             [0] => 1016917066                                         )                                      [content-length] => Array                                         (                                             [0] => 48                                         )                                  )                          )                      [status_code] => 200                     [protocol_version] => 1.1                     [success] => 1                     [redirects] => 0                     [url] => https://api.example.com/191/members/signup                     [history] => Array                         (                         )                      [cookies] => Requests_Cookie_Jar Object                         (                             [cookies:protected] => Array                                 (                                 )                          )                  )              [filename:protected] =>              [data] =>              [headers] =>              [status] =>          )  ) 

Can anyone tell me the correct way to get the value of the status property returned in the body object of the response?