Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kaden's Surgery

We are so thankful for the doctors and nurses who spent 11 to 13 hours in surgery. The doctor never left his room the whole time I am told. May God bless you all.

7:00 P.M. Finally out of surgery...
Rachel called and said Kaden is out of surgery and that the next 12 - 24 hours will be crucial. He is being moved to the Pediatric Intensive Care unit in about 45 minutes. He will not be put on life support because of something to do with not wanting him to bleed. He is still on a ventillator.They did reconstructive coronary artery surgery.His heart is still beating too fast and has other issues Rachel was not sure about what they were.Please keep all of them in your prayers. Steve and Rachel are very tired as they had to be at the hospital at 6:00 and surgery started at 7:00 A.M. It's been a long day for everyone involved.Again, thank you our friends for your continued support. We appreciate your prayers.Again, the next few days are crucial in Kaden's life so remember him in your prayers.

2:00 P.M. Kaden is doing better. Oxygenated blood is going to the heart.
Kaden still has a rapid heart beat but the Dr. is encouraged because oxygenated blood is getting to the heart. Apparently they had to open the aorta back up a second time and try the vessel thing again.

1:00 P.M. The vessels were smaller than the Dr. had anticipated and they do not know if they can fix Kaden's heart. We will not give up hope!

11:30 A.M. The vessels are separated and the surgeon is getting ready to put the Aorta back together.

10:15 A.M. Surgeon is in the middle of the procedure. Working on switching the vessels.

9:30 A.M. Everything is going well and The By-pass has begun...

9:00 A.M. All the lines and tubes are in and surgery has been started. Looking to the "Great Physician" to guide the hands of the doctors and nurses

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