Thursday, November 29, 2012
Surgery is done
Lincoln's surgery is done, and he is being brought back into his room. It was not as successful as we had hoped, but first-most, he is alive and his organs are functioning. He had to have his valve replaced, which was what we had hoped would not happen. Dr. Haw was really dissapointed that he had to replace it, but after trying to repair it three times and it leaking, he knew it was a necessity. We are so thankful for his wisdom and aggressive tactics because many surgeons wait until organs are failing and then children die in surgery. We are thankful Lincoln is alive, and so far, accepting his new hardware. This means a lot for Lincoln and us as parents, which is very sad and overwhelming. It means another surgery in his future. It means heart medication for life. It means competitive sports are out. It means weekly doctor appointments, co-ag clinics, echo ultrasounds, and high blood thinners. So we are sad for our baby boy. But we are eternally thankful to have him here with us and hopefully soon, back in our arms. We will be at the hospital now a much longer time, at least ten days they think. Please pray he does well with his new valve, he does not have any complications, and that he does not contract any infections. We are not allowing people to visit him any longer because his risk of infection is so great. Xoxo thanks for all of your prayers. We need them.