No other post today. This morning, I am praying for Clifford’s heart surgery, and his family. Ths is the update from his mom this morning from his care page. I will continue to post updates here as they become available. With all my heart, thank you for praying for this family with me:
October 15, 2007 at 09:01 AM EDT
Surgery started on-time at 7:30 this morning with an estimated duration of 5 hours. CJ slept up until 7:15 a.m. at which time he woke up and Abe and I both held him. He was in a good mood even though he hasn’t eaten since 11:45 p.m. When we held him he smiled through his pacifier but was sucking on it so hard, I guess he was hoping something would eventually come out 🙂 We wheeled him back and then said are good-byes. He was looking all around with those big blue eyes. Before wheeling him away all of the people who will be with him in the OR came and saw us except for Dr. Jonas. Dr. Jonas met with me on Saturday morning so we won’t see him again until after the surgery. CJ’s OR nurse is the same one he had for his Norwood surgery. Everyone here is so nice and thoughtful. We know he is in good hands here but in God’s hands ultimately. Well, we will update this once we know more. Thank you again for your prayers! We love you all!!!!!
October 15, 2007 at 12:27 PM EDT
CJ finished surgery at 11:15 a.m. and is doing well!!!! We met with Dr. Jonas, the surgeon at 11:45 a.m. He told us that CJ has a large right atrium (not a big deal, like having a long leg or a big nose). He believes that because of this the tests made it look like he had very poor function. When he looked at CJ’s heart he said the function looked GOOD!!!!! This is a huge answer to prayer. I don’t know if the function was bad before but I am giving God all of the credit for this and saying that God made CJ’s function GOOD! The first 24 to 48 hours are critical after any surgery so please continue to pray hard for CJ. Dr. Jonas does feel like he will do well and is on the way to a good recovery. We will get to see him around 1:00 or 1:30 this afternoon. He will be sedated but atleast I get to hold his hand again!!!! Thank you again for everything! I know the peace I experienced this morning was because of all of your prayers…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. As a side note, I know that I have told most of you about Dr. Jonas. He has a very straightforward approach to things and doesnt show any emotion. I was amazed when after he told us CJ was okay that he asked if I wanted a hug. God is working on Dr. Jonas too!!!!!! I will continue to update you as we progress. To God Be ALL of the Glory for our Blessing, CJ!!!!!!
October 15, 2007 at 04:51 PM EDT
CJ is doing extremely well!!! The nurse can’t believe how pink he is. So far he is extremely stable and just looks great for all he has been through! Thanks for your prayers! I will update this tomorrow morning so you know how the night went. Just a reminder that the first 24 hours are very critical so keep praying!!!! I Love You All!!!!