Monday, March 8, 2010

Surgery Day - a few updates

I am writing this at 3pm and Hope is still on bypass (heart/lung machine).  We started the day pretty 7:30am they took Hope back to start getting her ready for surgery.  It took them 2 hours before they were even able to make an incision.  I am guessing they were having problems finding veins and arteries to get IV access.  She went on bypass at 11am and that is when they started taking down the Sano Shunt from the Norwood.  After that was done they did the Glenn...connecting the Superior Vena Cava to the Pulmonary Artery.  We are exhausted already and know that there are still more updates to come.  I am scared about what is happening and I don't feel like the updates are as good as I was expecting.  It has been over 8 hours and we had hoped that she would be out and ready for us to see after 6 hours.  Her Norwood didn't seem to take this long and we still have hours before we will be able to see her.  After they take her off bypass, they will need to clean up and make sure she is not bleeding.  Then they will hopefully close her up.  Finally, they will try and extubate her.  I will update more later today...hopefully after we see her.

Please say a few extra prayers that she is able to get off bypass and be extubated and recover really well.  Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.


  1. Praying for all of you today!

    Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan

  2. Thinking of you and Hope. I have been praying today like never before. God will not let you down. Sending you a huge ((HUG)).

  3. Keeping Hope and the family in my thoughts and prayers!! Sending LOTS of **Heart Hugs**!!

    May God be with you!
    ~Lauren (22yr. old CHD Survivor)


  4. We will be praying for you and your family. So sorry that it's taking longer than you expected. We're cheering for you and Hope.

    Becca-Ellie's mom

  5. I have been following your blog since before Hope was born and I am just amazed at how far she has come and at what a little fighter she is. She is blessed to have such a strong and loving family to support her through all of this. I cannot imagine the fear you and your family must being going through...please know that you and your sweet baby girl are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ((HUGS from Texas))
    Madelyn's mom

  6. How is she hun? We've been praying for you all!