7:15 AM

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.

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6 thoughts on “7:15 AM

  1. We are very thankful that you go out of your way to keep us all updated. May your minds and hearts be comforted during these most stressful and anxious hours!

  2. Aaron and Amy…keep strong, you two are amazing people and are raising an amazing family! I am so very proud to know you, you are an inspiration to so many!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, today especially, and will continue to be with you as you all go on this journey!! Much love to you all!

  3. Amy and Aaron–you guys are AMAZING!! And such an inspiration. Matthew is DEFINITELY in my prayers as always, but in a special and concentrated way today. And so are the two of you. Be brave and have faith, and know that TRULY the BEST is yet to come!! Thanks so much for keeping us all updated.

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