Saturday, December 16, 2006

Out of the Woods

We are pleased to report that Miles had successful surgery this afternoon to close his PDA valve.

The surgeon, Dr. Woods, informs us that the procedure went smoothly. They already have the results of the post-op x-ray, and everything looks OK.

Miles is resting sedately (or rather, sedatedly). He is breathing normal room air (which consists of 21% oxygen, in case you were wondering). He will be on a ventilator for a day or two as he recovers.

Over the course of the past few days, it became increasingly clear that the surgery was necessary, as Miles' heart murmur grew more pronounced and his breathing became more labored.

Even though we felt very confident that the surgery would go well, it is still a great relief to have it behind us. No doubt young Miles would second that emotion.

-Dean & Lisa

P.S. Miles is up to 3 lbs., 13 oz (plus whatever his PDA clamp weighs).

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