Monday, September 19, 2011

Dr. Forbess Update

Dr. Forbess just came by and talked with us.  He reaffirmed some of the things that we had heard from the staff earlier.  He stated that her pressure was a little elevated above normal and that we would just have to watch how it affects her.  He stated that she only had to be on bypass for 39 minutes which is really good (and fast!).  He also said that her sats were good, in the mid to upper 80s.  He said that if anything looked concerning or for some reason they could not get her extubated quickly (within 24 hours or so), that they would more than likely take her to the cath lab to see if they could find anything.  We are praying that she extubates quickly (and stays extubated) and that her overall post-op recovery is quick and smooth!

Thank you all for the continued prayers!


  1. Great news! We will be praying for the next 24 hours to pass quickly and without any incidents! Love you all!


  2. Good to hear! Praying that extubation is quick and LASTING.

    Joy/Chandler, OK

  3. Praying for you guys! I don't know you, but we were down in Dallas August 17th for open heart surgery with Dr. Sharma (one of Dr. Forbess' partners). Praying this time in the hospital goes by quick as that was the longest part for us. Praying for quick recovery!

  4. I just found your family through another blog and I wanted to let you know that I will be keeping your sweet family in my prayers! I am a heart mom to an amazing four year old boy! He's my miracle!!

  5. Prayers for your precious Emma, that all continues to go well.