We’re here in the waiting room. Namine’s surgeon just came out to tell us that they’ve finished, and everything went extremely well. All parts of the surgery went as planned; there was a little bleeding near the end, but they kept that under control. The nurse said that once she was taken off the bypass machine, her heart started beating on its own again. That doesn’t always happen, and the nurse told us, “you’ve got a little fighter, you know.” (Oh, yes, we know.) Now they’ve closed her chest back up and will soon be in the PICU, where we can see our baby girl again.

Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and support. God has truly blessed us!

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  1. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the update, as we were glued to the site all day. Praise God for guiding the surgeon’s hands. Here’s to a comfortable night. And no bypass?!?! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jessica so happy o hear surgery went well. Just wondering if you will be at childrens on tuesday Jan 20th Alex has to be at special needs clinic at 8:45 to meet with the urologist. Didn’t know if we might be able to meet up or even meet Namine. Im not sure how NICU is here we were at the one in Nebraska. Let me know either through facebook or email kellyheldman@yahoo.com

  3. What wonderful news! I can’t even imagine how relieved you must be feeling. I will continue to pray for you all.

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