This update is directly from Carter's mom...
Carter came out of surgery just before 2pm and is now resting/recovering in the CCCU (Cardiac Critical Care Unit).
Surgery went as well as Dr. Caldarone expected, with no complications. We were finally able to see and kiss our sweet little man by 3:30pm. He looks very good despite all the tubes and wires he is hooked up to. Stats are good.
We we're told by one of the nurses that Carter charmed everyone with his smile right up until the moment they put him to sleep. It was a very long and stressful day, but we are happy to now put this behind us and for the new and improved Carter (Carter 2.0 as friend Ella calls it). But most importantly we are looking forward to not have to worry about this any more and moving on with our lives.
We are very thankful that Brandon's parents and my Aunt Rosemary were down with us to keep us sane and that my parents and Tata Kasey could watch Dakota. And to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. Please know that we truly appreciate it. But we ask for your continued thoughts and prayers over the next couple of days as they will be critical in his recovery. Many thanks!
Alysha & Brandon