At 4pm the transplant nurse came out and told us that the heart was in and beating on its own! PRAISE GOD!!!! They are sewing up all the tiny little valves that attach to the heart and slowly taking him off the heart and lung bypass machine. It will be another couple of hours before they are all finished and we will actually be able to talk to a surgeon, but I was sooooooo happy to know that the heart is in and BEATING ON ITS OWN!!!! YAY YAY OH MY OH MY
We have quite a crowd here, we were truly blessed by support today. Doug, David, and I each talked about who we wanted here as support and each one of those lovely wonderful people showed up today. Only one person couldn't come because of a child care issue, but sweetie you were here in spirit. The distance and time of day that these people traveled amazed me, all of you getting up and driving in the middle of the night just to be here for David is so wonderful and I will never forget what you have done for us today.
We have taken over the waiting room, the electrical outlets in order to plug in our laptops, cell phones etc, and we are a rowdy bunch! HAHA But just let them try and tell this mama I "can't" after what we have been through these past 60 days.
When they told me that the heart was in and beating I felt faint, my sister hugged me and I just started to shake and cry in her arms. It was like this huge weight had been lifted off of my shoulders and I just let it all out. Just knowing that he has a healthy, beating heart inside that body that has been so sick for so long, was such a relief.