Thursday, February 2, 2006

Day 5

To say it's been a long hard day is an understatement. Our little man spent 13 hours in the operating room. At 4pm we were told they were finishing up and he'd be in his room in an hour. An hour and a half went by and he wasn't, so we found some information and learned that he had some bleeding issues and they were working on that. We waited with baited breath for what seemed like an eternity until the call came in that they were finishing up and the doc would come and talk to us.

Alex's tissues are so fragile due to him being so small that the stitches started tearing. So they had to put him back on bypass and put in more stitches to make the arteries hold together.

Right now they are getting him situated in his room. He's still on a bypass machine because of the time it took to fix him and having to go on bypass twice, his heart needs to rest for a few days as it is unable to pump strong enough right now due to the stress to provide enough blood to his lungs and body. His heart never stopped, it is just tired from all the stress of the day.

We should be able to see him in an hour. Please keep sending your prayers, he really needs them right now.

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