Thursday, December 11, 2008
Grace is out of surgery as of 3:15. From the mouth of Dr. Kirshbom, it was a long day and rather difficult surgery but Grace is stable and doing well. They had alot of scar tissue to go through which took quite a while. The procedure itself proved to be difficult with the anatomy of Grace's heart (dextracardia, etc.), but he was able to complete the grafts and other necessary procedures. We should get to see her in about an hour once she has been stabalized in the cardiac intensive care unit. The plan is to begin waking her up either this evening, or possibly let her rest and do so in the morning. Extabation will then follow once they see that she is breathing on her own against the ventilator. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to lift up our little girl/family and doctors in your prayers.