Today, when I saw Dr. Haw waiting to give us the results, I have never felt so scared in my life. As we were walking to the consultation room, Dr. Haw whispered to me, "He is going to be fine." Those words and that sentiment will never be forgotten. Dr. Haw is a super hero in our house.
He not only saved our baby boy, but he truly did it with grace and honesty. He admitted that what they saw was not at all what he expected, so he took time to assess the situation rather than getting started right away. This life lesson will stick with me forever because too often we dive right into something before true evaluation and cognition. He also demonstrated the importance of wisdom and experience. His prior experiences taught him how to fix Lincoln's heart in a way many would have "over-fixed." God's grace was with us all today, and for that I am so thankful.
Tonight, Lincoln will hopefully rest soundly, and tomorrow we get to see him without sedation. We are hoping some of the wires and tubes will be removed. The house feels empty without him, our family incomplete. We pray and hope for a speedy recovery, but also for Lincoln to not be in so much pain. His rib cage has been cut into, he had a blood transfusion, and open-heart surgery today at just under four months old. His throat is sore from the breathing tube, and he has a five-inch scar on his chest. Poor baby boy has a lot to overcome still, so please continue praying for rockstar Lincoln. Xoxo