Our sweet girl is going to be okay! The surgery was a success. Thank God!
Initially, the surgeon had some difficulty getting started due to a tremendous amount of scar tissue that formed after her last open heart surgery. This was the cause of the hour delay this morning before they could start the actual surgery. They literally had to peel her heart away from her chest and take out all of the scar tissue. The surgeon said it was one of the worst cases of scarring he had ever seen.
After that, everything went as planned. He was able to get a large enough valve in place to be able to last her a lifetime. Her heart did not go into block so she will not need a pacemaker.
I'm just so thankful and praising God for such a good result!
We should be able to see her in ICU within the half hour.
Thank you all SO much for praying and letting us know how much you love us!