We are finished. Quinn came off bypass beautifully and is doing well. We just met with Dr. Fraser and everything went as they expected. Basically some of the stitches from the patch had pulled through the tissue and caused the leakage. That in turn, caused the pressures in her heart to start malfunctioning. He cannot explain why the stitches did what they did --- it is HIGHLY unusual and he couldn't even begin to conjecture why it happened. It just did. And prayerfully, it won't occur again.
Her lung pressure is a little high which they are going to keep a close eye on. Since the pressures in the heart were off, it put extra pressure on her entire cavity, including her lungs. So it may just take some time for that to adjust. Right now she is tolerating it well, so no medical intervention (ie: medications, etc) is needed, it's just something that we need to pay close attention to.
He did say that it was 100% the right decision to go in. There wasn't a doubt in his mind that she needed this done and done quickly before it turned into a devestating situation with further heart failure. We are so thankful for his discernment of the situation and choosing to move today to get this done and get her on the road to recovery. They will keep her very, very sedated tonight to allow her body more time to rest and heal, and hopefully bring those lung pressures down. And obviously, they are going to be extremely conservative with her recovery and how they handle it. All in all, he was very pleased and we even caught a few smiles - which says a whole lot coming from him :)
Thank you for all of your prayers, thoughts, and love for Quinn and our family. We are so immensely thankful for you. When we see Quinn in about an hour, we will tell her all about how each of you prayed for her recovery.