Brett and Ernie were taken from us at 8:15 this morning. I'm glad that Brett was able to take his best buddy with him. Handing him to the nurse was probably the hardest thing I've ever hard to do. I guess that's just part of being a parent.
The surgery went faster than expected. Once he was open, the surgeon decided that some of the problems originally identified weren't as major as anticipated. Therefore, they only ended up closing the two holes in Brett's heart. They assure us that they other issues will not affect Brett's blood flow going forward.
Cody and I are patiently waiting to see Brett. They are working on closing, which should take another hour, and will then move Brett to the PICU. Once in the PICU, we will have to wait another 45 minutes before we are actually able to see him.
Thank you for all of your prayers this morning!