Friday, June 22, 2012

Starting recovery

Yesterday was a nightmare. We were awake at 4, at the hospital at 5, and Jensen went under anesthesia at about 7. He has his MRI then the surgery got started around 9. After multiple complications and a trip to the cath lab, he was finally moved to the CICU around 10 pm. 13 hours.

We felt like yesterday was a bad joke and we has a serious case of deja bu. we kept hearing things that we heard at the stage I: small pulmonary arteries, low sats, good heart function, narrowing in the LPA... Blah blah blah. Later in the day we were just tired of hearing updates and we just wanted to see our sweet boy.

He had an uneventful night but now begins the balancing act. They need to work on keeping his pressure up, fluid off, and keep an eye on his lungs. We are expecting some ups and downs until he gets used to his new circulation and recovers from the marathon surgery yesterday. Once he is more stable, they will close his chest and extubate him.

Then begins the battle with the famous "Glenn headaches". We were told he will be inconsolable and there's not much we can do for him. Jeremy and I will be pulling out all the stops to try and comfort this poor baby. I'm putting my game face on.

Please continue to pray for us and for Jensen's speedy recovery.

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