Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Surgery! (micro-update pt. 2)

So...Sam's chest has been "safely cracked," if there is such a thing. He has been successfully placed on the heart-lung bypass. This is also a big deal, because that was described as a "tenuous" phase in which stroke was a "high" possibility. Kristin corrected that Sam is tenacious, not tenuous, and sure enough, we are on to the next phase, opening the heart. There does not appear to be any infection surrounding the heart, so the surgeon will now attempt to look around and start removing vegetations. Here's to successful weeding...


  1. We are with you...thinking of you, in our thoughts, behind you....

  2. Thanks for the updates. Somehow it makes us feel closer to you two and Samuel. Jenny, Cindy, Aaron, and I are watching my laptop and are sending good thoughts your way. What an amazing child you have brought into this world. He truly is tenacious. Love from Office 236.

  3. Keeping you in my thoughts and hoping all goes well. Hopes for a quick, easy recovery too.

  4. Tammi T. (mom of an HLHS boy)May 25, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Wow! When I checked your blog yesterday, the post about the "Big News" had not been posted yet so here I am reading that surgery is already under way!

    We prayed for Wolfie last night but now I can pray more specifically! I will pray for successful "weeding", successful connection of the superior vena cava to the pulmonary artery and for successful recovery and No strokes. Thanks for the update and our family will continue praying.

    PS: We're also praying for you, Jason and Kristin.