We just received a visit from our cranialfacial surgeon (Dr T). Matthew's surgery was successful. My elation is somewhat tempered by our roller coaster experience after the heart cath, but this is very good news!
Some of Dr. T's key points:
-"Nothing is ever easy" meaning it was slower than they expected.
-"But it went perfectly."
-They had to do a central line for blood. (Matthew is a notoriously difficult stick.)
-Matthew did need a blood transfusion. (Thank you Peter and Dad!!)
-Dr T expects that Matthew will remain intubated until tomorrow, possibly Wednesday. (This is longer than originally projected and will mean extra time in ICU.)
-Swelling on the 2nd day is the worst. (We are preparing ourselves.)
-Matthew is heading to the ICU and we'll get to see him once they have him settled.
We are cautiously optimistic and pray that Matthew's recovery goes as well as his surgery did. Thank you for the continued prayers and well-wishes for our sweet baby Matthew. The notes, the posts, the texts, the prayers, and the warm thoughts all give us comfort. Thank you!!