Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Surgery Update #5

He is out of surgery!!! We've spoken with Dr. Kaza and he said that so far everything is looking good. He didn't run into anything unexpected (they anticipate a lot of scar tissue to go through and such). He is already off of the ventilator (breathing tube) and we expect he will stay that way. We will be able to go to the PICU in about 20 minutes to go and see him. Other than the surgery the next 24 hours are the most critical and he will be watched very closely.

It is such a surreal feeling to have the surgery over. I've been looking into this day for so long now. I realize that there is an often bumpy road of recovery. But, to think that this morning my focus was on coming to the hospital and this afternoon my focus is on recovering and leaving the hospital. It is all too much at times.

Words can't express enough how appreciative Tim and I are to all of you who have had our family in your thoughts and prayers. From the bottom of my heart, "Thank you".

---Allison

15 comments:

Margie said...

OH that is wonderful news! I'm so glad for all of you!

Tiffany said...

YAY!!! Hooray for one more hurdle out of the way :)

Kyle and Alli said...

What great news! I hope that his pain is well managed after surgery and that his chest tubes drain out a ton so that he can be feeling better really soon!

Traci Peterson said...

Woo-hoo! The first hurdle is over. Now on to the next. Here's sending you lots of prayers the next 24 hours go super and recovery is speedy and great! You guys are one tough family to make it through this. ;-)

Aimee Hardy said...

Big sigh of relief coming from from the Hardy household. That's great that he's already off the ventilator.

Go Ethan!

Melissa said...

Off the vent so quick! Way to go Ethan!!!!! I hope that you get to see him soon. That is so hard. Here's to a speedy recovery!!

Cindy said...

Yay! Glad to hear that the surgery went so well and that he's all ready off the ventilator! What a tough little guy!

Lori Anderson said...

We are praying for you and sweet little Ethan!

carolyn q said...

Best news ever! Wow what a champ to already be off the ventilator.
I am sure these next 24 hours will seem very long, but praying for a wonderful recovery.
You Rock Ethan!

(HUGS)

Ty and Ber said...

Hooray! Now you can breathe a little easier. Hopefully these next 24 hrs are uneventful and Ethan recovers well.
{HUGS}Here's a hug for strength!!

The Hood's said...

SO happy for the great news! Way to go Ethan! So impressed that he was extubated so quickly! Lots of prayers still coming your way.... especially for the next 24 hours! Thanks for the updates! Hope for more good news later on!

Angela Hanson said...

Way to go Ethan! We love you guys! What can I do to help you?

Kaidence's Mommy said...

I am so glad that things have turned out so well. I am sure they will continue that way. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers tonight. Get some rest if you can. Way to go sweet boy!

kacie said...

My prayers are with you! Your strenghth is amazing. Hope the recovery is quick and all goes well. Wish we worked together still!

Anonymous said...

Angels have definately been with Ethan and your family! I am so glad to see that so far so good! May the Lord continue to be with you guys!