The surgery was successful! Dr. Bischell came out after it was over and said that he would give the whole process an A+!!!
Last night, or should I say this morning, we finally got to see Reed around 2 am. It took them a while to get all of his new tubes set up and for some of the bleeding to quit. The bleeding was expected because he was given medicine during the surgery so that his blood would not clot. Once they got him settled, we got to see our sweet boy. He looked great even with all the tubes on him. The coolest part was seeing how easily his chest was moving up and down while he was breathing with his new heart. Before surgery, his old heart had to work so hard to help him breathe and you could see his chest make hard contractions to help breathe.
I will update later today with pictures.
Ryan even asked if we could get a picture of Reed's old heart. We had to sign some papers and they took a picture of his heart sitting in his chest before they removed it, his old heart removed and a picture of his brand new heart before it was put in his chest...pretty cool!
I have not been up this morning but Ryan said that the doctors just made rounds and that he is doing great! Please continue to lift Reed and his doctors up in prayers. Pray that Reed's body will not reject this new heart and that he will thrive and doing great with his new plumbing!!! Ryan and I cannot express to you how grateful we are for all the prayers you have lifted up and how great our God is!