Friday, May 23, 2008

Out again

Dr. Hanley & Dr. Mainwaring came out while I was grabbing a bite to eat in the cafeteria. Dan talked to them and they explained that it was not an emergency trip back to the OR. Drew had not come back to the ICU yet, they were still watching him and said that they saw he was bleeding a little more than they like after surgery. So they reopened him, and cauterized some of the collaterals that were "oozing." He didn't have to be on bypass again. They said he has been and is still very stable. We should be able to see him soon. We've now been at the hospital for over 12 hours, and it's been ten hours since we kissed him goodbye. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.

Update: We went in to see him briefly and will go spend some more time with him in an hour after they've got him all settled in his room. Here's a couple of pictures from when we saw him. They are a little bit scary if you haven't seen this before, but to us he looks good! And, I took a picture of his oxygen sats at 100%!



39 comments:

The Canavan Family said...

Amen!!!!

Allison said...

So glad to hear! Good luck tonight!

Anonymous said...

sI can just feel you kissing Drew very soon!! He is being held in the hearts of so many right now and being perfectly held in Gods hands AMEN AMEN AMEN
Kristina Tony and Tommy

Quayle Covey Blog said...

That's a big relief. We wont stop praying.

Isabelle & Calista's Mommy said...

I am so glad to hear that he is OK! and glad to hear that you are eatting!!

Jane said...

good news, still praying...

Anonymous said...

OK-i feel better now. whew! what a roller coaster-i can't even imagine being in your shoes right now. we're praying with you and standing by the computer :) we love love love you!
-the adamsons

Katie Scott said...

Good news!! So happy for a good report!

Valerie said...

Wow!! Drew looks so good. I can't believe it. Make sure you rest tonight because he is going to be full of energy very soon. What do they say???? The fourth day is when they turn that corner.........

xoxoxxxoxoxoxo

Vanessa said...

Oh thank God! I have been praying since I last read your blog. I'm glad he is stable and looking good. Try to get some rest tonight.

Quayle Covey Blog said...

100% O2 is so exciting! That helps remind us why he's in there going through all this!

Kristen Ewers said...

God is so good! I know you can't wait to hold that precious boy in your arms. We'll be praying for continued healing, and rest for all of you.

William said...

ok, so i'll admit it. i cried a little bit when i read these last few entries. I'VE felt kind of like i've been holding my breath all day, so i can't imagine what you and dan have been experiencing. i'm SO relieved to read the good report though. still praying for all of you! i love you guys!

Our Family said...

Umm, maybe whoever told you they had to take Drew "back to the OR" because he was bleeding should've been a LITTLE more specific.
1. He looks AWESOME
2. Those O2 Sats are AWESOME
3. The fact that you are still eating is AWESOME
Hopefully things will settle down for the night, but then again, you know how that goes....

Erik said...

great news! we will continue to pray.
krengels

Leslie said...

oh thank goodness! he looks like he has great color. keep up the updates if you can!

Amber said...

Woo Hoo! God is good!

The Cohen's said...

Praise God! That's such good news! I'll continue to pray for him... for a nice uneventful night for him.
The pictures made me tear up... what a strong little miracle he is!

Anonymous said...

So glad to see Drew even if it is a little scary. He's such an amazing little guy.
Yeah! It's almost the end to a very long day. Try to get some rest tonight. I will be praying for that.

Jen

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful beautiful child of God!! Tommy said a prayer for Drew tonight it went something like this "God I pray that you will fix Drew's heart so he can be at church on Sunday to play with me" (I didn't have the heart to tell him that he wouldn't this Sunday) and then he ended the prayer and fix Drew quick so my momma will stop crying and kissing all over me!! I guess this has made me want to hold my guy just a little closer than I normally do and the tears were flowing when I read he was back in surgery. It is so good to see him. I will continue to pray and watch for more updates
Kristina Tony and Tommy

Anonymous said...

He looks great and his vitals look beautiful after such a surgery. Amen. I know the prayers will continue to flood in over you for the next few weeks but what a great report.

Bekah

Anonymous said...

Dan, Andrea and Drew you are my heros because you are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING and STRONG. God Bless
Cortnie

Molly said...

Andrea and Dan... Wow. What a roller coaster. It's so nice to see those photos of him out of surgery. Now it's baby steps back to health! We've been praying ALL day and when I was putting Molly to bed she asked to pray for Drew and his "owie". I pray you both get some rest tonight.
Amy

kritiostodd said...

I've been praying on and off all day. So glad to hear things are going well. We'll continue to pray for an uneventful recovery :-) Hang in there and get some rest tonight.

Jen and Todd Smith

Rebecca Myers said...

We are so happy for you and your family. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers!!
Love,
The Myers'
100 on the sats --Awesome (We know how great that feels)

Jennifer Herring said...

Great news! We (like everyone else) have been praying for you guys all day and won't stop. Praise God for the good news!

Anonymous said...

I agree with cortnie-you're my heroes! i'm so proud of all of you and God is so amazing and gracious.
drew looks great to me too-praise Jesus! i showed jack drew's picture tonight and he had lots of questions of course :) he got a little scared and said he doesn't want to do that. that boy is gonna have quite an impact on the world-it's started already! thanks as always for keeping us posted and please call anytime for anything.
lots of love and hugs,
the adamsons

Lexi said...

Thank you Andrea for the updates!!! Your families strength continues to AMAZE me!!! Thank you to God for medicine, great doctors and your strong amazing family. I too will be praying for an uneventful evening with lots of rest and peace!!! (Lexi prayed that with me too!!!!)

Jessica said...

I have tears in my eyes.
You all are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Andrea, I am so glad you were finally able to see Drew and he is doing well. You guys will constantly be in my prayers. I pray that God is with your family and is giving you the much needed strength and encouragement through his surgery and healing.
Tracy Van Der Kamp

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you

Anonymous said...

He IS pink. I have been thinking of you all day and saying many prayers. Hang in there. Love, Dr. P

Kathy said...

Oh my GOSH! I'm glad that he's fixed up and resting peacefully (in that crazy loud room!)

Sweet dreams tonight!
Praying still for you and your family!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are so with you right now. We hope as I write this you have been able to hug your precious boy. Be strong and remember Dan and Andrea to hug each other (a lot). The Comeaux Family

Shelly Duarte said...

I didn't even know 100% was possible!!! I haven't been on my computer for awhile and wasn't aware Drew was going into surgery. I was so emotional and I can't even imagine how you feel right now. Thank heavens they have things under control and I will be thinking of you guys constantly. Stay strong. Shelly and Faith

Lindsay said...

YAY! He looks great. I am glad that the bleeding wasn't as serious as what you were thinking. What a range of emotions I'm sure you were feeling. I love that his oxygen is 100%. That is amazing! I feel relief for you that it is over. I hope this next day is easy to handle!

Izabell said...

we will be keeping you all in our thoughts during his recovery. Go Drew Go! what a amazing little guy! love wyndi steven and Izzy

The Portas said...

Wonderful news! Drew looks great. Love the 100% sats. AAAaaahhhhhhh....

Carrie said...

You all must be so relieved...what a scary series of events. Considering what he's been through, he looks great! May the Lord's peace continue to give you all comfort and such enduring strength.
The Stoltz family