Today was a long day of waiting. This morning when we came in Ginny was completely off the nitric oxide. We were told that Ginny's chest would be closed today, but there was a big schedule of procedures for Dr. Bleiweis & Team to accomplish. We were actually the last on the list, and Dr. Bleiweis called at 9:00 pm to let us know she was recovering nicely. We sped back over to the hospital and Ginny is doing great!
They have wired her sternum back together, sewed the muscles together and used Dermabond - a superglue-like substance - on the skin. She is going to have one heck of a nasty scar (at least from the looks of it now), but she has a strong heart, and that's what matters. Tomorrow, she will be extubated and her feeds will start again. If everything goes as planned, we could be home with her in a couple of weeks.