WE ARE FINISHED. PRAISE GOD!
Quinn came off of bypass perfectly - they did the echos and tests to check the performance of the repairs and everything looked great. They were able to keep the repair of the PA instead of putting in an artificial. This was a huge prayer answered.
We met with the surgeon - he did indicate that she did great but she definitely had a very complex and difficult heart to repair. Honestly by the time we spoke with him, we were just so beat we were barely able to ask any questions or mutter anything other than say, "thank you". Because of her complex anatomy, at some point in her life she will need another surgery - but that could be years and years down the road or it could be next year, who knows. She has a "bad" pulmonary valve but it's too small to be repaired now and it's not causing any problems right now. She will be followed along for the rest of her life by a cardio team, so they will be able to time that surgery as appropriate.
BUT, let's focus on the awesome news & not the future --- this little girl came through with flying colors. She remained completely stable majority of the time, save for the very, very beginning of the surgery when she had a slightly irregular heart rhythm, but she came out of that and never experienced it again (we just found that out after speaking to Dr. Fraser).
She is doing perfect for a child who just had a 8 hour open heart procedure. Obviously, she has lots of tubes, iv's, catheters, etc. Slowly they will start removing these but nothing will likely be removed before tomorrow. Tonight especially she will remain completely sedated and not be aware of anything. She's on a good dose of pain meds and the doctors will make sure that she will not feel a thing.
God is great, all of the time. Your prayers were heard and answered --- if you ever doubt the power of prayer, please remember Quinn's story. This was a miracle girl, who just came through a very difficult surgery with absolutely zero complications. I've said it a bazillion time, but thank you so much for all of your prayers.
We will get to see our little girl at around 4:30 or 5 this evening after she is transported to the Cardiac Intensive Care Wing. I know it will be difficult to see her that way with all of her wires and tubes, but it will also be a huge relief. She is still here with us. Thank you, God.
Will continue to keep you posted after we go through our week, but promise not to EVER post 5 or 6 times in one day again, ha!
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!