Dr. Haw is very pleased with how surgery went. He was able to put in a 23, which is 3 sizes away from his prior 16. So far, his heart is functioning well, and we are so relieved.
Today was a miracle in many ways, because they were so concerned with what they would find when they opened him up, and they were all pleasantly surprised by how smoothly surgery went. They were shocked by the buildup and how much blockage was there. Dr. Haw said he would not be surprised if Lincoln puts on some weight right away and is much more active.
Now we wait and see. He needs to get back on his heparin IV to protect his heart & avoid a stroke, but we have to be careful of internal bleeding. We also have to watch for pulmonary stress from the obstruction & new valve, but so far his heart & blood pressure look great. We are so thankful. He struggled during the off-bypass process, but he is doing better now. We just got into his room, and he is sedated, and on breathing & heart aids still. Thank you for your prayers.