Friday, January 16, 2009
Harry goes in for surgery
He went in on the 15th for a shunt removal, and possibly the fontan, which is the last stage of the norwood procedure, google it for more info. Based on the amount of scar tissue, etc, our surgeon ended up doing the whole thing. As a result of the extensive work on his aorta and being on bypass for so long, his brain did not get enough oxygenated blood and he sustained extensive brain damage as a result, which is always a possibility, even just with anesthetic. So that's where we are. We are pooped but Harry seems to be doing pretty well. We are praying for a full recovery but we will see what happens.