Friday, June 5, 2009

Success! (10 days)

When we arrived early this morning, the twins were both stable and resting peacefully. I'm not sure she knew it, but Chloe could not have picked a better day to turn the corner. The doctor strolled in a few minutes before the surgery, and nonchalantly explained that he was going to slice open our daughter's chest between the third and fourth rib, push her lung out of the way, and place a tiny titanium clip on her heart. I struggled to keep my trepidation in check as the chief resident handed me a consent form and a pen, and then ushered us out of the room.

45 minutes later, the surgeon dropped by the family lounge to personally deliver the best news we've had all week. The surgery was a success, and Chloe was already showing a positive response - her blood pressure and O2 saturation improved almost immediately! 10 minutes later, Christie and I were crowded around Chloe's bedside, comforted by the gentle rise and fall of her chest as she slept.

On that happy note, I'll close today's post with a few pictures of our little ones. I've also added a video of the pre-surgery excitement to give you a little taste of NICU life.

Bryce: doing the tanning thing

Chloe: pre-surgery

Chloe: post-surgery

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the successful surgery. You might not think you had much to do with it, but it is your positive energy,care and loving concern that signed those papers and gave Chloe over to the doctor's skillful hands. I have two pieces of titanium in me and it is a great product. The babies look so much bigger in the recent photos. Keep on thriving.
    Our love and prayers,
    Grandma & Grandpa