Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Out of Surgery

We got a page at about 8:05 that said they were finishing up the procedure and the doctor was coming to talk to us. Dr. Langley (the surgeon) came out and told us that everything went great. There were no surprises, the pace maker is working well, it should last about 10 years. There was a lot of scar tissue that they had to work through, his heart was really stuck to his breast bone and so they had to cut through his entire sternum. He has two chest tubes coming out for drainage and the surgeon said they should come out tomorrow. He is being transferred to the adult ICU floor and we should be able to see him in about 30 minutes. I'll update more when we get to see him and he starts waking up.

3 comments:

Joe and Debbie said...

Wow! David sure has been through a lot. I am so pleased to hear that everything went as well as could be expected. Our thoughts and prayers are definitely with all of you at this time.
Give David our love. I'll be waiting for your next update. Thank you so much for keeping us all so well informed.
laura make sure you take care ofyourself and get some much needed rest. David is in great hands.
Tell Kathi & Sam to drive safe tonight, it's been a long day for all of you.

We love you all very much.

Kirsten and Jonathan said...

I am so glad that everything went well. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers, especially David that he has a quick recovery.

Kimi said...

So happy to hear that all went good! Wow! What a long day you had!
We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. We love you guys!