Friday, July 9, 2010

The Big Day: Update 1

We arrived at the hospital at 6am. That's early, but not nearly as early as 3 am when Mac woke up hoping for a little drink. No such luck bud. And those pre-surgery food restrictions meant a protest for milk turned into a showing of Horton Hears a Who. There are definitely worse things than cuddling with your toddler in the middle of the night.

After checking in with the cardiac center we were taken to pre-op where we discovered a rash on McKay's chest. Really?!? Of course that meant a surgery consult was needed to decide if they would go forward with the procedure. It was soon concluded that the rash was nothing more than skin irritation likely, and ironically, caused by the gel they use to do the echocardiogram. He was cleared and preparations pushed forward. Pictures of our silly, tired little man to come.

They took him back around 7:30am and whisked us up to meet with his surgeon, Dr. Spray. This seemed completely unfair to me as the good doctor clearly had a lead on us from a brain power standpoint going in. Now, we had just handed over our child and we were expected to talk somewhat intelligently to the person who would make some of the most critical decisions of McKay's life for him. Regardless, he was kind and confident and gentle. Exactly what you'd hope for.

He is also FAST. We were just told McKay is coming off the heart lung bypass, being brought out of circulatory arrest and will then have his body temperature warmed back up. Literally back to life. Three short hours. Amazing.

We'll post pics as soon as we can, but so far, so good. Praise be given.

11 comments:

Katie said...

Will be praying for McKay as he begins his recovery...thinking of you all and keeping you close to our hearts! Hugs to you-

Patti said...

So far so good! YES!

Jenny said...

Good news:).

Camille said...

GREAT news. Been thinking of you all morning. Thanks for the update.

Whitney said...

prayers and thoughts and all kinds of goodness being sent your way - so proud of you and Matt by the way - McKay is a dragon slayer and so are his parents-

The Butlers said...

So happy to hear it went fast and well! Hang in there and so happy for you and the cute little Macaroon!

Becca said...

We have been thinking of you guys all morning! Glad things have gone well so far. Heart Hugs!

Becca-Ellie's mom

jaci said...

I'm so glad everything is going well! You have been on my mind all morning. We love you guys and will keep praying for you and sweet McKay !
Love, Jaci

Jenny Lincoln said...

Great news! Praying for a smooth recovery for McKay.

Stefenie said...

Sending up many prayers for a quick and smooth recovery!

Brittany said...

Hi Mindi it's Brittany. I just saw your blog... WOW what a tear jerker. Your son is so sweet and I wish you guys all the luck in the world. So glad you are there and getting the help that you need. You dont need to explain anything to anybody about being there you and Matt know what's best for your family and nobody can tell you different!!!! All my love and prayers to you. McKay and the family!