The surgeon is finished connecting the Aortic Arch vessels. The woman who updated us didn't know exactly what type of connection he used. I'm standing in faith that they were able to join the existing vessels without a bridge connector so that the repair can grow naturally, as he grows.
The surgeon is now working to repair the holes in Asher's heart. Usually the surgery goes smoothly, it is AFTER the surgery that they sometimes see extra bleeding, heart rhythm problems or the surgeon may not be happy with the repair. He can't always tell until the heart comes off of the bi-pass machine whether there is an obstruction or not.
Pray that all of the repairs are done perfectly the first time through. That Asher would not have to be put back on the bi-pass machine. Pray for continued strength of body and controlled bleeding. Pray that his lungs continue to be strengthened through and after this surgery. Pray that Asher's heart keeps a perfect rhythm and doesn't need the assistance of a pace maker.
Keep the prayers coming. From what I have heard, he is doing well so far. Thank you Jesus!!!