Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How the surgery went...

Let me just begin by saying that surgery went FAR better than expected!  The actual surgery took just under 4 hours. The best news is that they were able to successfully repair the valve!!  This is OUTSTANDING news!!  God is so good. He has certainly answered our prayers.  
For those of you who would like to see what the surgeon did, here is his drawing of it. 
The valve on the bottom was the "before", and the top is the "after."  As you can see in the top pic we are still left with a bicuspid valve (it should be tricuspid), but it is HIS VALVE!!  Praise The Lord!!
We got to see him wheel by on his way into the ICU.
We then waited for about an hour and a half to get to come back and stay by his side. 
In case you were wondering, puppy did great during the surgery. 

They were able to take him off the ventilator last night. Each time he wakes up, he is very panicked, so he is back on a mild sedative. He is on plenty of pain meds, and they are making him super itchy. Today lets pray for peace of mind for this little one. He wants so badly to go home, but his body has a way to go. He just needs to stay calm so it can begin to heal. 
Again, thanks so much for all of the prayers, please keep it up!!  




KTElltt said...

Praying for a swift recovery for the little one, and for immediate peace for his spirit so his body can rest. Thanks for doing such a great job keeping us posted. I woke up thinking about y'all this morning!

Anonymous said...

That picture of him being wheeled to ICU brought tears to my eyes! But so glad the surgery was short and successful.

We will definitely be praying for ya'll as he heals.