We are thankful to let you know that David’s surgery is complete and was successful. When they removed his heart, they found 4 holes rather than 2 and also discovered that he was in heart failure (he was not far enough along for us to notice the symptoms). Dr. Knott-Craig told us that the repair of the valves went very well. He said that the right valve was perfect, and the left was a little leaky, but would correct itself as he grew. David is now in the cardiovascular ICU getting a little R&R.
We are thankful for all of your prayers and support during this time in our lives. This was very difficult, but not as difficult as it could have been. God has been very merciful to us in many ways. I spent last week praying for God to spare my little boy. I also spent a lot of time praying for the strength to bear the loss, if God chose to take him from us. I am thankful for God’s mercy in allowing us to keep our little sunshine through this experience. I can say along with the Psalmist, The Lord is my (our family’s) Shepherd, and He shepherds well. He has been our sun and our shield, and He has withheld nothing good from us.
We will be here for 5-7 days. Please continue to pray for David’s recovery. We love you all and are thankful for your love.