Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Surgery Update #2

Just talked to the nurse…Daniel has been on bypass for about 20 minutes, and the surgeon is currently working on patching the VSD (hole between the lower chambers).  Everything is going well.  FYI – for this hole they’re using a synthetic material, called Dacron.  It is stronger and more resilient than the pericardium (sac around the heart) that they’ll use for patching the ASD (hole between the upper chambers).

We are sitting in the waiting area with a lot of other parents.  We’ve had lunch and are snacking to our hearts’ content on the cookies, crackers, and juices they have for us.  Trying to pass the time with emails, blogs, books, etc.

We should have another update in about an hour (the magic time frame).

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