It is with great excitement and pleasure to announce that Kayleigh's surgery went better than perfect. There is no ECMO and there is no pacemaker. Her heart started back perfectly and she is doing just fine. Her lung pressures have actually dropped a little already, which is amazing. They did leave her chest open to allow her heart and lungs to work without any extra pressure from the swelling and constriction of her chest cavity.
Her lungs are working great and she is breathing good on the vent still. They were able to control the bleeding very well, so she didn't have an issue like last time with the cath procedure (Probably because the VSD is closed now). Her urinary output is better than expected, but they said it may slow down or stop completely. They have a catheter in there in case it does and some diuretics will help also. She does have an arterial line in her leg, tubes coming out of her chest and abdomen, but she is doing great for the most part.
So all in all, there is a lot of great news here and I hope I explained it well enough for right now. You will have to forgive me because it is so hard to concentrate and remember everything when all your hearing are positive information over and over again. If I missed something, I will be sure to add it later.
This is to show that with prayer, ANYTHING is possible. Not to be a party pooper, but even though this surgery was a complete success, we are not out of the woods yet. This whole week, but more importantly, the next 48 hours are the most critical. Please keep praying and hope for the best with her recovery. I am just so stoked that there are no major issues, so that only means she has less on her plate to recover from.
THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!
We can not say it enough. With your prayers, we have been able to move mountains :)
We are forever in debt to all of you for caring so much. Aimee and I are going to be able to see her soon, so I will update and educate you all later with what we learn in the CVICU (cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit). I am looking forward to it!
Thank you and God Bless!!!
The VERY Happy Freemans :)