Matthew was taken back to surgery at 7:15 this morning. It may be up to an hour or more before surgery actually starts, though. They will put Matthew to sleep, then place all the IVs, lines, and tubes he needs before they start the actual surgery.
His chest X-ray yesterday did show some pulmonary edema (fluid around the lungs). They gave him a little extra Lasix to help. But, it is just a sign that he really does need this surgery, and that even though he looks and seems so healthy, he is sick and would get worse without this.
Aaron and I are waiting in the surgical waiting room, and will try to post updates as we get word. The doctors and nurses said they would let us know when his surgery starts, and then let us know how he’s doing every hour or two. They did say, “No news is good news!”
Keep praying! It obviously works.