Monday, September 10, 2007

It's Over!

Tim and I are all smiles. Ethan is out of surgery! Dr. Hawkins came in and talked with us about 15 minutes ago. He said that the surgery went as well as could be expected. He also said that although Ethan was on the heart/lung bypass machine for about 2 hours, they did not have to stop his heart this time. He said that there were also no irregular heart rhythms this time. He also commented on how "healthy" Ethan looked, and said that his normal 4 month old Norwood surgeries don't look like that (he didn't want to say that he was chubby). We had to remind him that Ethan was the one that didn't go home on a feeding tube, and he says that he is still the one and only HLHS baby to do that. As much as we are eternally grateful for a good surgeon, we recognize the Lord's hand and all of the prayers that are with us. We expect to be able to see Ethan in about 30 minutes. We'll write more later. Thanks to all of you for your amazing love and support!



The Morgan Family said...

We are so happy that Ethan did so well!! Our prayers for his speedy recovery will continue. All our love, Mike, Rachel, Ash, Katy, Sarah, Noah, Jacob and Hannah

The Gatherum Family said...

Tim and Al-
HORRAY! I have been checking your blog ALL DAY and was so glad to see the update...I am so happy and relieved that everything went well. Our continued prayers are with you. LOVE YOU GUYS-Adrian and Neal

Anonymous said...

Hi, it's Mom -
It wasn't until I started phoning people to give them the word about Ethan's surgery that my emotions came to the surface. I am SO grateful for all of the blessings you and Ethan are receiving.

I remember the sequence of events that brought Dr. Hawkins into the picture, so giving him his due credit is still acknowledging the Lord's hand in things. Every step of the way, you and your family are being blessed. My love and prayers are with you always.

melanie said...

Yay! We're so happy to hear it all went well! And I totally agree with your mom (I think it's your mom anyway, not Tim's...) that Heavenly Father answers our prayers and gives us a hand through other people, and I'm so glad He set it up nicely for you guys.