Below are the updates we received during the night as our baby slept on the operating table. I apologize for not posting them here earlier but the blog is not a very effective tool for real time information.
9:30PM – Maddie is on bypass and the heart is in the room.
10:30 – The heart is in and beating. Please send a prayer of thanks, healing, and strength on behalf of the donor family.
11:07PM – The transplant is complete. That sweet, miraculous heart is beating strong in our precious baby girl. The doctors are pleased with what they see. They have some additional monitoring and wrap up to do before we can see her but our spirits are lifted knowing that the surgery is over. We are so incredibly grateful. Your prayers, every single one, carried us through these long horrible hours. It is only by the constant companionship of the spirit of God that we could pass through this trial. And it is only through His guiding hand that we will go forward still. Thank you all for your unending support. More updates to come.