Good morning everyone,
8:54am Steph has asked me to update the blog as things happen today. They made it up to Boston this morning and Quinn was brought into surgery. At about 10:30/11:00 they will have more information, which I will pass along to the blog (Jeff, Haley, and I will be in a doctor apt, so we will update as soon as we can).
10:24am "Prep is done (IV's, lines, tubes placed) and first incision has been made. Next update at 11:30"
11:21 They are done opening his chest, and he has been placed on the heart lung machine that will function to oxygenate and circulate his blood. They are starting to operate on his heart. Next update around 12:30 - 1:00.
1:00 Most of the repair is done, they are going to finish working on his heart and then check the repairs to make sure they are optimal.
2:00 Things are looking good. Quinn is off the heart lung machine. His heart is beating on its own. They are in the process of closing him up and the doctor will come to see us in about 45min.
2:36pm Quinn is done with his surgery and is headed to ICU for recovery. The doctor is very pleased and happy with how things went an expects all to be well.
5:28PM Quinn is resting in the ICU he has started to wake up a couple of times, but the nurses keep sedating him as they are not quite ready for him to wake up. They are working on regulating his volumes and blood pressure and just getting him stabilized so when he wakes up his heart rate won't go too high. They hope to have him off of the ventilator sometime tonight, which means they will let him wake up at that point.