Thursday, July 21, 2011

Successful Surgery #1

Aaron had a good day, and enjoyed mommy cuddle time.  Today was mostly about William, though.

By the time this morning rolled around, I was a bit panicky about our baby boy having heart surgery.  We arrived in the NICU around 7 and hung out with William for a while before the procedure.  Instead of bringing the babies to the NICU, the OR comes to the baby. Five or six nurses came in with their rolling carts and set up a sterile field, and the NICU was closed to all visitors.  We were able to hang out in one of the patient rooms until it was done. 

The surgery went very well - he did not need a chest tube, and was stable afterwards.  Little guy was completely zonked out after it was done, so hopefully he's getting some good sleep on the pain meds.  Later this afternoon, they did need to move him to the jet ventilator (more powerful) and give him a blood transfusion, but this is not a cause for concern.

Aaron's surgery is scheduled for 10:30am  please keep the prayers up for him.  Even though the surgery is performed frequently and with good success, it's still heart surgery on itty bitty boys, and we just want it to be over. 

On a lighter note - Anna came with us to the hospital yesterday, and was coloring next to me when I was reading and talking to Aaron.  When Aaron would open his eyes and look at me, I'd say "Hi baby!" to him...every time, Anna would look up at me like I was strange and reply "Hi mom".  It's going to take her a while to get used to not being the only baby :)


  1. I am so happy to hear that the first surgery was successful and I will continue to pray that the next one is successful and I know it will be.

    Been thinking of you guys a lot and can only imagine what you are going through.


  2. 1 down, 1 to go! Knock these surgeries out and you get past another hurdle. I'll keep them both in my prayers. And seriously, could Anna be any cuter.


  3. Like everyone else, I couldn't be happier to hear this. Good job William... keep up the good work! Come on Aaron... you've got this!

  4. Catherine ChapmanJuly 22, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

    So happy to hear your news of yesterday and praying for your strength today!

    - Your Shady Grove Nursery Friends :)

  5. Yey William!

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all and especially both boys in their recovery/surgeries!