|last pic with his chest perfectly clean|
We got to the hospital and things were still looking good. Surgery around 2 pm. However when the doctors were doing thier rounds, the doctor informed us that an earlier x-ray of John's chest indicated a collapsed lung. Basically what that meant that there was mucus or some a mucus plug causing the left lung not to get enough oxygen. The resident at NICU showed us the X-ray and compared it to one a few days ago and told us that the lung was not getting enough oxygen and they want his lungs to be in tip top shape for the surgery. He ordered a few tests, suctioned and bagged him a few times and then reordered the x-ray. All this would have seemed extremely dangerous, and don't understress, it was a big deal, but I was sort of calm about this one, as one of fellow heart moms told me her baby had the same thing and she did very well and is thriving. The heart community is a wonderful thing, where other moms are so supportive and so informative and willing to share their exeriences that it can be one of the most reassuring resources for someone just starting this journey. Anyways, they got that cleard and he was ready for surgery but surgery wasn't ready for him.
|Leaving to operating room|
We will go see him and spend a lot of time watching him as his nurses in the PSHU will as well. We continue to pray for a speedy recovery and no bumps in the road. God bless !