Emmett made it through the surgery – praise the Lord. The surgeon told us they were able to repair most of his ventricular septal defect, leaving 2 small holes that they hope will close over time, and they were able to correct a lot of the stenosis in the pulmonary valve.
So now he is in the cardiac ICU, and doing…okay. This boy does not like to stay sedated and so he was thrashing around for a few hours after surgery, fighting the ventilator. All the movement was causing a concerning amount of bleeding from the drains in his chest, so they finally decided to fully sedate him. They are also concerned that he has developed some pulmonary edema, or fluid in his lungs.
So we’ll wait and see what happens. Please keep on praying for him, and thank you so much for all the prayers and thoughts for him so far.