out of surgery

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cooper is out of surgery...... we saw him briefly as they were transporting him to the PCICU.

We are waiting for the surgeon to come and talk to us while they get cooper settled.

The surgery was a little more complicated than we had hoped, but it went well and Cooper is doing fine. HIs right ventricle was a little smaller so they had to put in a shunt in order to get his 02 levels where they wanted them. He is currently in the 90's which is great. He came off the heart and lung bypass machine beautifully and his heart began beating on its own and in rhythm, which eliminates the need for a pacemaker.

Due to the length of the surgery and the additional procedure, his chest is still open, although covered. Hopefully they will be able to close it by Monday at the latest. This serves as precaution and back up plan, in case they need to get to his heart in the next 48 hours. This will makes Cooper's recovery a little longer and a bit harder for him, but he is strong. we will more than likely be here for more than 2 weeks.

we are anxious to see cooper and i cant wait to hold him, but that wont be for a while.

It has been a tense day and we are pretty tired, but very happy that he came through the surgery which was the first hurdle, the second is the next 24-48 hours.

i will post more later once we talk to the surgeon and are able to see cooper.

thank you all for your messages, thoughts, prayers and calls. They mean so much to us!!
lucinda jamey and cooper

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