Friday, May 23, 2008

He's Out!

Drs. Hanley and Mainwaring just came out to speak with us. Drew is out of surgery. They said we can see him in about an hour. He did great! I hugged them both!

They ended up using a human valve that is large so they think it will last a long time until it needs to be replaced. They closed the VSD. I am having trouble remembering what else they said, but they are very pleased with how the surgery went. Their biggest concern in the next 6-12 hours is bleeding, but they don't EXPECT any problems.

So that's it for now. We can't wait to go see him. He will probably be completely out and on the ventilator at least until morning.

Praise God!

21 comments:

Valerie said...

Oh my! I cannot stop crying!! I am so happy for you!

I love, love, love you!!

Danielle C said...

Sigh! Praise God!

Samantha said...

Wonderful news!!! I am so happy for you all! I will continue to keep you all in my prayers for an easy recovery.

Heart Hugs,
Samantha

Beth Whitney said...

Oh, Praise His name!!

We gathered as a family and prayed for ya'll this morning!

Still praying! ;)

Michael, Patty and Sophia said...

thanks for the update. so good to hear surgery went well. we will be following updates and hoping for an uneventful and rapid recovery. best wishes.

Isabelle & Calista's Mommy said...

What great news!! Praise God!!

Jane said...

I am soooo relieved to hear this news, awesome! I'll be praying now for a quick and uneventful recovery.

We love you guys, Jane (and the whole Deitrich clan)

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Love you all! Lots of virtual hugs coming your way!

The Canavan Family said...

Yay!!!!!! The Lord is good!!!!

Amber said...

Oh I'm sooo happy for you guys! Praise God indeed! That's wonderful news!

Peter said...

So happy to hear everything went well. We can't wait to see you guys. We've all been praying contstantly all day.

Kathy said...

YEAH...we're so happy for ALL of you!!! We'll keep praying for a speedy recovery!!!
Now...breathe...and get some rest tonight!
Lots of love,
Kathy

Party of 5 said...

WOOHOO!!!!! Praise God.

Jennifer Herring said...

God is good!!!

Linda said...

I type with tears, and a huge smile! Yea God! Thanks for being strong in His power, Andrea! We're very proud of you and Dan!

Love,
Kevin and Linda

Lexi said...

This is such great news Andrea!!!! Praise God!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! I am so glad to hear that Drew's doing well. Give him a big(gentle) hug for me. Thanks for keeping our little Drew safe, God! I will pray that he continues to heal fast.

Eben was telling everyone at the gym that he was going to visit his buddy Drew at the hospital.

We can't wait to see you!

Jen

Jessica said...

Oh thank goodness!
I am so happy!

Katie Scott said...

woo hoo!!!! Paise God!!

Anonymous said...

YAY! God is so good! We all praise Him for his faithfullness and love! i probably checked the blog 50 times today. thanks again for keeping us all posted and up to date. We love your family and can't wait to hug you!
much love,
the adamsons

Lindsay said...

I am so glad! I hope now that he will recover quickly. That is so cool that Dr. Mainwaring assisted!