Mitchell had his PDA surgery today around 2:00 PM. The surgeon called and let us know that everything went very well less than 1 hr later. Mitchell is back up in the NICU, heavily sedated and I'm sure loving every bit of it. He was put back on the ventilator before surgery, so as to have a continuous airway, and they need to leave him on it for a day or two. Sometimes, it takes up to 2-3 weeeks. However, even though I have only briefly talked w/ Kellie since the surgery, I called the NICU, and the nurse said that he is doing really well. If everything stays status qou, then they will try to take the tube out sometime tomorrow. When that happens, we will know more about how his system is really pumping. The preliminary reports are good. I am at home in Richmond, and Kellie is probably trying to put two very over tired kids to bed right now at the Ronald McDonald house. Their computer is pretty slow, but I am sure she will try to keep everybody posted. If not, I'm sure she will have me do it when I can. Thanks for your concern.
We are very appreciative that the Lord has blessed our lives w/ such a miracle baby. We hope his recovery is smooth and he will coming home to us soon.