After a wonderfully long day, I am so happy to say that the surgery on Addison was a success! She responded great to everything that was done and is in recovery. The Dr. told us that the next 24 hours are critical to monitor her, and see how her heart responds to all that was done today, but they also will be monitoring her extremely close during this time.
When we went back to see her, the Dr. and nurses were all there, with many encouraging things to say and answer all of our questions. Lotte and Wes are pretty exhausted at this point(So is everyone I think!), so they hopefully will be getting some rest over the next few days. We were given the range of Addison being able to come home from 8 days to 8 months- depending on the results of the surgery. Right now, we are hopeful for the 8 days.
Here are a few pictures of Addison after surgery. I am heading back to MD tomorrow, and so there will not be any more pictures from me for a few weeks, until I can come back down again and visit. I will continue to share how she is doing, however.
Thank you all again for your support and prayers during this time. We have seen the hand of God in so many ways, in so many provisions, and are full of gratefulness for all He has done during this time. Once I am home, I hope to be able to recount all the ways we have seen him at work, as it has truly been a humbling and faith building time. Isn't it so wonderful to know that no situation is too big for our Great God!