Sorry this has taken so long, it has been a long day. First I want to let everyone know that Teagan has made it through the surgery! They took him back at 7:30 for anesthesia, it was hard to watch him leave. At 9:30 they came and told us it took a lttle longer than expected to get all the lines in him because his wrist and veins are so small and hard to find. They actually made a small insision in his wrist to find it, not uncommon but not ideal. We got updates every hour, Amanda took advantage of the time by catching up on journals. We want to try to record all of our feelings as well as the experience and the woderful people as we go so that we can remember it and one day help another in this situation.
We recieved hourly updates on his condition, it was amazing to think that Teag's heart was literally in the doctors hands! It is so small, about the size of one of his fists. I know that Heavenly Father gudes those surgens hands, they are amazing people.
At 3:30 the surgen, Dr. Birch, came in to talk to us and told us that he felt pretty good about the surgery. He said he had been done for a few hours but due to some bleeding they had to watch it and try to slow it down. They got it stopped but they were not thrilled with it so he is under close watch and in critical condition right now. But that said the doctor said the repairs went great, his heart is beating on its own and keeping him alive without the use of medications, we couldn't be happier. Our little man is a tough nut! He explained that Teag's case is not a classic case of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, there are a few factors that may make his recovery and quality of life a little tougher than we would like, but we feel that as hard as the future may be we have been trusted to take care of this amazing little person until he is called to the other side. Whether that is 3 months or 30 years or more we do not know, but we will never give up on him or his chance for life. We feel that every day he has had has been a miracle, so we will keep pushing ahead!
As far as an update of how he looks, it was really hard for me(Bryson) to see him in his bed. To put if frankly, it is a parents worst nightmare. But I just keep a prayer in my heart and I know that he is being strengthened by angelic beings on the other side of the veil. He is on the road to recovery now and we are going to be by his side every step of the way.
I know we have said this enough, but if you are reading this blog you have played such an important part of this miracle. Teagan is alive because of you and your prayers. I think Amanda and I are alive because of your prayers! That is not to mention all of the kind things people have been doing for us, we have A LOT of getting even to do...:)
We love all of you with all of our hearts, I know I don't need to ask but please keep a prayer in your heart for little man!
Bryson and Amanda