Colt made it through surgery and it was a success!! He was on bypass for 2 1/2 hours, which was the scariest part, and came off beautifully. They were able to close him up, which they were worried about as well. They said the first 12-24 hours after surgery are the most critical and he looked just pitiful. Because of parents' request, the picture post-surgery will not be on here. However, today they were able to take the ventilator out (which they never do for a baby one day post-surgery with this kind of defect) and he's doing great!!! Parents are very excited. He still has a rough recovery ahead, but the Lord answers prayers. They have felt prayers from all over this world for their little boy and are over-whelmed by the love and support from friends and strangers alike.
Here are a few pictures of Colt. Here's one when he was just an hour old Wednesday, March 30th!
This we received Thursday, March 31st. He had just been transferred to a different hospital and had been intibated:( So sad!
This is from yesterday morning, April 4th. He was on his way to surgery:( I don't know if you can see him in there on his little cart.
Now, his little cousin Lucas can't wait to see him! Neither can Uncle Nick or Aunt Audra (which is so hard to say...I'd rather go by Auntie A)! Anyway, here's my little man at his own little doctor's appointment to get shots! It was so hard for me, I can't imagine what Josh and Jana have gone through this past week. All you moms out there, give your little ones an extra squeeze today and say a little prayer for Josh and Jana who've only been able to hold him a handful of times since this process started:(
And a little smile because I just can't live without it:)
Thanks for your prayers! Colt will be one week old tomorrow because of them and our Great Physician:)