Thursday, January 6, 2011

Surgery Update: no. 3 (and final)

This just in... we've been briefed by the cardiologist and the surgeon. The surgery is over and it went better than expected.  The tunnel has been closed... patched with Preston's pericardium... at both ends.  The right coronary artery did not need to be moved. (Praise God) Both the aortic and mitral valves look a little sloppy and redundant, but they are both functioning well and at this time they do not require intervention. (Praise God)  He came off the bypass machine on the first attempt (Praise God).

in deep thought this morning...

He's on some medications and he's highly sedated.  He will remain on the respirator for the next couple of days, and they will closely monitor his heart function for the next few days.  The next 24-48 hours will be critical and we definitely appreciate the continued prayers. The support we have received has been... well, there are no words... it's been amazing.

our family...

We should be able to see him in the next couple of hours. I'm nervous about seeing him on the respirator and sedated, but I know His grace will be sufficient once again.

38 comments:

mrs.mfc said...

Such great news!!! Continuing to pray for you! Stay stong!!!

Lynett said...

Amazing news! We will continue to pray!

Mrs. Smith said...

What a beautiful family! Praying for Preston today!

J and A said...

YEAH! Amazing news!! Good work Preston!

Sarah said...

Amazing news! God is so good! Way to go Preston! :)

The Collins in 2010 said...

good job Preston!

Brandi said...

YEAH!!! Still praying!

Michelle said...

Team Preston ROCKS!! Thank you Jesus for every breath, for every touch, for every second...thank you for providing for Preston, protecting him and peacefully holding Tiffanie as she walked this all out!!!
Love you guys and Love you Jesus even more!!!

Kendall said...

Such awesome news! Will continue to pray for you and your sweet boy!

Natalie said...

What great news! I'm so happy to hear that Preston is doing well--Go Team Preston!! :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

came over from Twitter. Have been thinking of your family and praying for your sweet boy. Such amazing news!! What a little fighter! God bless!

Caroline said...

Oh Praise the Lord! P is so strong!!!

Jumping Jack said...

Praise the Lord!

That is a beautiful picture of yall!

Annie said...

glad to hear the good news! i am praying for your precious baby boy! he looks adorable!

In this wonderful life... said...

praise God!!!

precious family :)

C Williams said...

Praise the Lord and Go Team Preston and Team Field!!!! The Lord gave these strong boys some strong mommas and daddas!
We won't stop praying for your precious boys!
Love,
Courtney (friend of Field's parents)

ASC said...

Such wonderful news. We have been reading the updates all day and stopping to pray right then and there. Can't wait to see more pictures of that precious baby.

Marcy XOXO said...

So exciting to hear that wonderful news Tiff! This has literally made my day! I feel like shouting " Go Preston, Go Preston, Go Go Go Preston!" I haven't told ya this yet but I actually had open heart surgery when I was only 8 months old for a valve in my heart that didn't close... still have a scar ;) Thinking of you guys and Baby P... Sending continuous hugs, love, and prayers your way!!!

Heather said...

Wow, God is soooo Good! I have been reading your updates today since I have been offline and I am super excited for your family. He is a cutie for sure. Will keep praying and may God bless you with enormous amounts of peace in the days ahead.

Kristen said...

what a beautiful family! i am a new follower and as a cardiac icu nurse, am touched by your story! prayers to you and your family for the speedy recovery of your sweet little boy!

cici said...

Hooray for Preston!
xoxo

ALLISON LEE PHOTO said...

Praise the Lord! I've just started following in the last week or so. Your little man has been in my thoughts & prayers.

chair up said...

The marvels of modern medicine (a miracle of God). Fantastic news and prayers are continuing.
Angex

Happiness Is... said...

Wonderful news. It will be hard to see your son hooked up, but it is all for a greater purpose - and He will give you the strength to get through this critical time period. I know the hours will drag, but we're all praying for you all.

caycee said...

What great news !!!!!So happy it went better than you thought!!! He is just beautiful just like mommy and daddy!!!

Mandy @ The Party of 3 said...

Way to go Preston!!! Such a strong lil guy!!! You grew a miracle momma!!! :) !!! We will keep praying!!!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Jessica said...

Go Preston Go! Awesome news!

Rachel said...

Saying lots of prayers for sweet little Preston!

Ben and Katie said...

I have been thinking about y'all the past few days! The reports are amazing and Jesus is holding that lil man in His hands!
The waiting is hard (still in a waiting process myself) but God is faithful!!

katieandbenupdates.blogspot.com

Cynthia said...

Absolutely great news!! Continuing to send prayers your way!!

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Team Preston...you are breathtaking.

The Daigles said...

I'm so happy the surgery went well and he is stable!!! Still praying hard!!!

Christin said...

So he has some of that Brashear fight in him, huh!?! :-) So glad to hear the good news of Preston's surgery! I continue to pray for you all as he recovers. Love ya!

Okie Rednecks said...

Yay!!!! I am so glad it us going well. Prayers still going up.

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Leah said...

Wonderful news. Will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Ashley said...

Amazing news, so happy to hear it. Thinking of you all, keep up the good work Preston!

anita byrd said...

I told you this morning to keep your eyes on Jesus that it was going to be a good day :)
"God" is beyond expression! Our gratitude and thankfulness to Him, who is so gracious and merciful!
Love your sweet family of "three" <3