Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Baby Sam surgery update

From his website, written by his mom at 3:30 this afternoon:

"We have just come from seeing our son! He is puffy, swollen, bruised,and covered with Betadine stains... but I must say when we saw him open his little eyes we did not care about anything else. Our baby boy is alive. He made it through his first surgery!! Thank you Lord!

He has pacing wires, a femoral artery catheter, chest tubes, and an arterial line in his neck added to the growing collection of hardware on his little body. His heart rate has been good and steady, his oxygen sats look right where they should be, and his blood pressure is excellent. Everything looks great so far.

The day before Thanksgiving and we have SO MUCH to be thankful for this year. So very much. I'll probably be eating a turkey sandwich from the hospital cafeteria tomorrow, but I don't care. Not even a little bit. We have our sweet sweet Sam. He is lying in a tiny hospital warming bed hooked up to medications and machines...but we have him, his heart beating his lungs breathing. That is all we need."

Certainly something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving!


bermudaonion said...

That is wonderful news. I pray for strength for Sam and his family. Happy Thanksgiving.

Zibilee said...

Yay! So glad to hear that Sam pulled through the surgery and that he is doing well! I am going to continue to pray for Sam and his family, but I am glad to hear he is a-ok!

Jenners said...

So glad to hear this! Will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers!