Surgery Done, Recovery Begun

Namine completed her first heart surgery, a modified Norwood.

The waiting room has a public-use computer, so I’m updating from there.

Namine is done with her heart surgery, and she is doing exellent. Everything the doctors hoped to do, they were able to do. The lead cardiac surgeon told us that it could not have gone any better than it did. Namine is now being situated and settled in her room in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit), where we will be able to see her in roughly an hour and a half.

Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers. Someone obviously had His hand in today’s events.

If I were writing this on paper, you would see teardrops spattering my words. But it’s okay now; this time, they’re happy tears.

She’s not out of the woods yet – she has at least two more heart surgeries to go, plus her jaw and legs/hips/feet surgeries – but today is a major victory.

I’m going to go now, to wait with bated breath for the nurse to tell me I can see my daughter again.