Thomas is still in the OR, and is off of heart-lung bypass.
His blood is thinned out to go on bypass. He has a lot of suture lines and is still "oozy"...so they are waiting for him to "dry up." They are slowly giving him blood products, etc to accomplish this.
This is definitely a milestone in this procedure, but we are nowhere near being out of the woods. Please keep praying for Thomas. He will be just as fragile over the next 48 hours as he has been in the OR. He will prob be in the OR a few more hours...we aren't sure.
We are waiting in the surgery waiting room, and it is finally quiet in here. It seemed like most families were tailgating instead of going through the scariest day of their lives. Oh well...I am happy for them. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
We love our sweet Thomas and hope he is out of there soon. Everytime someone in scrubs walks in this waiting room my heart drops! Thanks for all of your prayers....they are what has carried us through this so far!!! We are passing the long hours by praying and reading everyones sweet comments on the blog and facebook, emails, and texts. We are so blessed!
“But I said to you, ‘Don’t be shocked or afraid! The LORD your God is going ahead of you. He will fight for you! (Deuteronomy 1:29, 30 NLT)