We are anxiously awaiting a nurse to come get us to take us to see Harper, but in the meantime...I'll give you the short story.
Harper's heart was much more deformed than we originally thought and in such a way that it didn't show up on the echo cardiograms. She was basically missing the middle part of her heart. But there was just enough tissue to patch the hole that we knew about and another hole that we didn't know was there. Dr. Harrell says of the thousands of VSD repairs that he's done in his career, this was one of the most difficult.
It didn't change anything...she still got exactly the surgery that she needed, but had we known the full extent of what was wrong, the outlook might not have been so great. I'm just glad I got this information on the other side of surgery after everything was fine.
The next few days are critical for Harper, but right now, she is stable and doing well. They just moved her to the Pediatric ICU and we'll be able to go see her very soon. I know it will be so very hard to see her like she is, but I can't wait to lay my eyes on that sweet, sweet baby. I've missed her so very much today.
I am so thankful. So relieved. So exhausted. So ready to sit with my baby and tell her how much we love her.
I expect to be a little more out-of-touch the next few days, but I promise to try to write a little something.
We praise God. His love and mercy is unending.