Wednesday, May 7, 2008

he's out of surgery

AND IT WENT AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they were actually done early because it went so well. anaesthesiologist said that it went as smoothly as it could possibly go. most importantly, dr caldarone (surgeon) said to us, "to say it went well would be an understatement." GO ASHER GO!!!!

they really had dig the stent out, because it was really in there. and there was a big chunk of scar tissue over the pulmonary vein, but it seemed to be localized there and had not traveled up the vein into the lung. so that is fantastic! also, the patches on the pulmonary veins and arteries went really smoothly, and when they go to open up the stent in the aortic arch, just before the fontan, they won't have any problem doing that, according to the information they gathered today. so everything went remarkably well.

according to the echo at the end of the surgery, asher's heart function was good; his blood pressure is good and his sats are better than they've been in months! 85%! mmmmm....oxygen. :)

ed and i popped in to see him a bit earlier. he's still heavily sedated, but they're hoping to take the breathing tubes out tonight, and then they'll start waking him slowly. he looks great, not puffy (well, not nearly what we're used to post-op - he still has a neck lol). his colour is fabulous, and all things considered, he looks beautiful.

thank-you, everyone, for all your prayers and good vibes etc today. it was a long, nauseating day, but we're hopeful now of a quick recovery. hopefully we'll be home in about a week or so.

well, i'm heading back up to my babe. talk to you later!

ps - if you want to call, remember i won't have my phone on in CCU, but leave a message, and i'll try to get back to you that day. once he's out of CCU and up on the ward, i'll be able to keep my phone on.


Annie said...

Giving all the glory to GOD!!!

Was praying mightily and sitting on pins and needles all day. I can't tell you how happy I am to see this update and tears of joy are flowing.

Wish I could be there Heather...luv ya!

Diane said...

YAY! Way to go Asher! And Jesus!

Pam Hedden said...

You could feel the relief in the room after we got your call Heather. I knew it would go well.

Don't Taste The Cat & Other Fine Mommy Moments said...

Yea Heather! Been waiting for your update and thinking about Asher all day! So glad the little man is doing awesome and that things went well!!

Big hugs for you as I am sure you are exhausted. Positive thoughts for a smooth and speedy recovery!

Jenaia said...

I have been praying for Asher all day and thinking of you all. This must be the 5th time I have checked the blog today. Not like you could have updated much earlier. I am so happy to hear that Asher did so well. Hopefully the recovery goes just as good if not better.

Praise God!

amanda said...

So happy to hear it went well!! I was thinking about Asher all day! We'll continue to pray for you all.


SGiles said...

I just found your blog today...I'll be saying a prayer tonight for Asher. Best of luck with his recovery!

Mother of Hannah (DORV)