Sunday, April 18, 2010

Out of surgery and recovering!!!

So apparently my surgery went pretty good! During my surgery they were able to repair my venus return from my right lung back to my heart and they were able to fix my Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), which is basically a small hole between the chambers in my heart.

They thought I was going to have to be put on a Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation machine (ECMO), which is basically an artificial lung, but I did so well they didn't have to do that! I have two chest tubes, some wires for a pacemaker, which I haven't needed so far, a bunch of lines into my body for fluids and the really freaky part is my chest is still OPEN!!!!! Apparently after heart surgery sometimes they leave your chest open to give your heart and lungs some extra space so they don't get constricted. They sewed a sterile dressing and put some layers of stuff to kill any bacteria and stuff but it's still freaking weird. They said if there are no problems they should be able to close me up in a few days.

Now I have shared stories and some pictures of the NICU (Neonatal intensive-care unit) but the PICU (Pediatric intensive-care unit) is simply amazing. I have two nurses currently that never leave the room! I have so many machines hooked up to me I feel like I'm in the Matrix!

Mom and dad were so happy that their Pastor, Brother Don, came up and spend a couple of hours just talking and distracting them. Well I have sent mom and dad to the sleep room to get some rest so now that they aren't here to bug me I'm going to get some sleep. I thank and love you all for all your wonderful thoughts and prayers!

Here is a pic of me but it might be a bit weird if you get creeped out by wires and tubes coming out of me so please only click here if you really want to :)