Saturday, January 10, 2009

The first image of our hero, Hayden

This is the first look of Hayden after his heart surgery on Nov.13 2008. He was in surgery for a little over 3 hours. It took about 5 hours though before we got to see him again. That's an awful long time to wonder if your little guy is OK. We finally got the call that he was in the ICU recovering. He had tubes coming out all over, 3 Drain tubes coming out of his chest, 5 IVs and his tube down his throat. He was in ICU for 2 days then he moved to a regular room on the surgical floor at Primary childrens. Haydens procedure was called Fontan procedure, in which they hooked the superior vena cava to the pulmonary artery(they directed the red oxygenated blood to the body and the blue oxygen- poor blood to the lungs). In other woords the just fix his little heart to work at its best with only 3 valves, Hayden was born without the Tricuspid valve and a couple of other heart defects. A day can not go by that I dont look at him and thank the lord for miracles cuz Hayden truly is one.


Moira said...

He had angels around him for sure. I'm glad all is well. What a trooper.

Blackburns said...

I'm so glad he is doing better and is home. What along time to be away from home. What a little trooper he is. Does he need anymore surgeries? Or is he good to go? Tell everyone Hi.