Celebrate good times...
...come on! We apologize for getting bad 70s disco music stuck in your head.
Jay is now out of surgery, and it went very well. They finished about 5:15pm, but had said that they would be finished around 4pm, so the last hour was definitely stressful. There was nothing wrong that caused the delay--it's just that folks around here are not great estimating how long anything takes. There are a few fingernail marks in the arms of the chairs we were sitting in, but we pryed our fingers out of wood and finally took a breath. We did get to see him very briefly, and he is already starting to wake up from surgery. Once he is stable we will be able to see him for a longer period of time.
The next hurdle is breathing on his on after coming off the ventilator, and we hope that will happen tonight or tomorrow morning. If his blood pressure remains stable and he does well off the ventilator, he will likely come out of the PICU in a day or two.