Bodie is doing SO well!!! My mom and I spent a few hours with him at the hospital today - he's such a cutie pie, even recovering from open heart surgery. He's still completely sedated, but they were able to stop the paralytic and significantly reduce the nitric oxide and his oxygen sats stayed high! YAY!!!! His nurse is really happy with how well he's doing. God willing, we won't see any changes and can sleep a little better tonight!
While we were there, one of the head cardiologists stopped by to talk to us and also seemed really happy with Bodie's progress. He said that on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the worst that kids come out of the Norwood surgery), he'd put Bodie at about a 4, so definitely better than average! (Our nurse piped in that she didn't even think Bodie would be that high if it weren't for his low sats!) We also had an opportunity to talk to him at length about all of our questions and it was a really helpful discussion - our timing was perfect.
All in all, today went great and Bodie continues to be stable. Please continue to pray for him over the next few days. We have crossed the 24 hour mark since the surgery and that's a big hurdle. Tonight and tomorrow they'll work on reducing his fluids (he's pretty puffy at the moment) and then, if all goes well, they'll close his chest Thursday and then the real test comes - they'll start lowering the meds he's on and see how his little body responds. So, he definitely needs your continued prayer!
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers as you've walked this journey of faith alongside us. It has meant more to us than you know that so many of you have offered to help us and have told us that you're praying for us - it has given us such peace. We are so hopeful that God will continue to heal our little miracle boy over the the days and weeks ahead.