Friday, April 21, 2006

Chase's Heart surgery,
March 31, 2005

On March 31, 2005 Chase had his AV Canal repaired. People can tell you about the surgery and how your child will look after the surgery but no matter how much you think you are prepared the shock of see all of the monitors, tubes and IVs that your baby is hooked up to is shocking. I hardest part the first day was they don't want you to over simulate your baby as they keep them heavily sudated for pain. But Chase was only on the vent for 10 hours and every morning when we came in to be with him for the day he was off other IV and more tubes were out. His surgery took 6 hrs 12 mins. and he was in the PICU for 3 days and moved to the floor on the 3rd day and we took him home on the 4th day. We thought we were going to be there for 7-10 days but Chase did so well, his team of Doctors let him come home early. We are so thankful to have some of the best Doctors and nurses in the country to care for our baby and that we are lucky enough to have a childrens hospital only 40 mins away from our home.

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