I just wanted to post a short update for those praying for us. I will tell more later, but right now we are beyond exhausted and need rest.
Ryder was taken back around 6:30 this morning and the surgery was over around 11. They repaired 3 holes and her valve. Everything went so smoothly and we are beyond relieved. She was taken to the Cardiac ICU and is getting excellent care. She is hooked up to so many monitors and has wires and tubes coming out from everywhere. It is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to see and go through.
Once she got into the Cardiac ICU they had a difficult time managing her pain, and that was so hard to see. Touching her makes it worse and of course we can’t hold her yet… so basically it is just torture.
She is stable and doing very well. They have gotten the pain under control. We are so thankful for God’s healing on her and can’t wait to see her thrive.
The hardest day is finally over. We will wake up to a new day and from here on out it will get better and better.
And once again, I can’t stop saying it!- thank you, thank you, thank you for praying for us. Andy and I both had a wonderful peace today as we waited. You are all so special to us and so appreciated.
More of her surgery story to come…