I’ll be keeping an eye on Zeb during his surgery and updating whenever something comes in. Just keep refreshing this page!
9:19 AM: No word yet. Surgery was scheduled for 8:30 AM.
10:02 AM: Surgery began at 9:15 AM and could take five to seven hours. As of right now Zeb is stable.
2:03 PM: Great News, things have gone VERY fast! Zeb is off the bypass machine already! He was scheduled for the Ross Procedure, but after they got inside and looked around the surgeon was able to do a repair! His parents can’t be any more pleased and they hope to be able to see Zeb soon! (The update came through about an hour ago, but I’ve been out of touch for a little while. So the next update may come even more quickly.)
2:09 PM: The surgeon has been in and spoken to Zeb’s parents. Zeb did very well and they should be able to see him in about 15 to 20 minutes.
4:29 PM: No fresh updates from Zeb. Hopefully “No News is Good News” and his parents have seen him and are having some personal time.
6:34 PM: Zeb is resting comfortably in the recovery unit. He is still on the vent, but doctors are hopeful that the vent can be removed tomorrow. An Echocardiogram was done while still in the operating room and there is no leakage around Zeb’s Aortic Valve. Everyone involved seems to be pleased with his progress!
(Since everything seems to be going well, the 6:34 report will be the last update for the day.)