Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Heart Repair

Colton had surgery at 9:45 am to close the PDA with Dr. Robert Bloss. Dr. Bloss is a pediatric surgeon who has performed over 3,000 PDA ligatures in Houston. We were told he could do PDA surgeries in his sleep but I asked him nicely to stay awake during the procedure on our son! Colton tolerated the procedure well. Basically they clamped off the PDA with a small titanium clip. The surgery was performed in the NICU III at bedside. They commonly set up in NICU for surgeries for the preemies. They close down the unit during those procedures. Colton was intubated prior to surgery and will remain intubated for 48-72 hours for pain relief medications. He will be NPO during this time and probably for a short time following extubation. He continues to have his PIC line and will receive TPN for his nutritional needs. He will remain in the Level III unit for a minimum of 3 or 4 days. We will keep everyone updated on his progress as we know more. We got to visit with him afterwards and will spend some more time with him this afternoon. Thanks again for praying for our little guy and keep the Faith! Love, Bret, Wendy, Sydney and Colton


Kelly said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well. I hope this is his last major hurdle for awhile so he can focus on getting well enough to go home!

Pam said...

He was in my prayers this morning. I'm glad to hear how well the surgery went.

All of you remain in my prayers!

Much love!