Thursday, September 24, 2009

Surgical Update # 3

I must say that every time they call our name for an update, my heart feels like it is going to come out of my chest. All the doors have codes so the nurse has to punch in a code to open the door to walk into the consultation room. My heart starts to beat even faster when I hear the numbers being punched on the key pad right outside the door. I think Lee and I both go white as we sit in a consultation room, just the two of us, and wait to hear those little buttons being pushed. The waiting is horrible. The surgical nurse came in and said that they are finished! Dr. M closed the 2 holes and repaired the valve. They did an echo and it looked good. They are now checking for any abnormal bleeding. She is off of the by-pass machine and didn't have to be shocked for her heart to start beating again. Dr. M will be putting in some drainage tubes into her chest and will then begin the process of closing her up. We should be seeing him in a few hours when he can leave the OR. Thank you for all your prayers! We are so truly blessed by this amazing support system.


Katie Zell said...

Couldn't be happier!! Thanks for all the updates!


Lindsey said...

Woooo hoooo! She's an amazing little girl!!

Thanks for the continuous updates, I've been thinking about little Miss Elle all day today!

Shelley said...

Praise GOD! I have been praying for all of you ALL day!