All Clear – for now

Mary Clare made it out of surgery in good time and was doing well according to the surgeon and the cardiologist. She is stable and doing well. Her chest will remain open for about 24 – 48 hours and she will continue to swell. The main point is she is doing well.

*My father was impressed by the fact that there are about 400 Hypoplastic left heart syndrome babies born in the U.S. each year. About 1 in 150 babies has some sort of heart defect (of those less than 1% are hypoplastic)

**Dr. Bradley does about 20 of these surgeries a year. The survival rate of the first surgery is 85%. While we’re certainly not out of the woods, were glad to be out of the surgery.

Kerri is resting now and has held up phenominally over these emotionally draining, sleep deprived, worrisome days. She’ll be glad to see some familiar faces in a weeek I’m sure.

Next Update: Later tonight.