We were able to speak with the Surgeon again this afternoon. At this point, Baby Todd is not ready to be taken off the heart and lung machine. He has had some bleeding around his heart, which had to be stopped and cleaned. The nurses and doctor all say that this is normal and to be somewhat expected.
The 'road blocks' in the surgery yesterday left his heart very stressed and with a less than oringially expected recovery percentage. Knowing this we have taken all precautionary measures, which includes Baby Todd being added to the Heart Transplant list. Because he is still on the heart and lung machine, Baby Todd has level 1-A Priority. We have also applied for the use of a "Berlin Heart". Which will be a more long term "fix" while we wait for recovery and/or transplant.
At this point we are still in the waiting process and are still praying for healing and recovery of the heart he has been given.
Links have been added to the right side of the blog with information regarding Heart Transplantation and the Berlin Heart.