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Update on graeme

Hi all! I'm exhausted & about to go to bed in a lovely 6x9 sleep room (basically a cell), so this will be brief!

Graeme had his big open heart surgery on Tuesday and it was a success! The surgeon kept stressing to us how complex it is. He had a choice of two different operations and went with the riskier one that may have better long term results (it was a game-time decision b/c not all kids are a candidate for it). We're still in the cardiac intensive care, having ups and downs but slowly moving in the right direction. He's in a lot of pain...his one heart valve is leaking but managable with meds...and he's just "done" with being poked and prodded. But good news is that he drank a little milk today and gave us a few smiles! He's a little trooper.
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  • I've been reading your updates and thinking about you a million times a day, every day! The picture of Graeme smiling was just so adorable. The dude and I just stared at it with big smiles on our faces :) So glad Dr. Spray was able to do the surgery with the longer term results. I laughed when you said he was in his suit. It amazes me he puts on a suit that early in the morning to wear it for probably an hour. You should hear our cardiologist do an impression of him!!

    Anyway, I'm sooo glad it was a success and that things are moving forward. So so awesome that he drank more milk too. He's an amazing little fighter :) probably bc he had amazing parents!! If there is anything we can do, just let me know.

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  • Great news!!!
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  • I've been stalking caring bridge too. He's so strong and so are you. I laughed when you said you asked for meds for you and dh... I did the same when e went in for a much smaller procedure so I can't imagine how you feel.

    It's awesome that you have such a great support system though. Keep us updated.
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  • You and your family are in my thoughts. Very happy to hear things are going well and wish little G a speedy recovery!
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  • I laughed when you said you asked for meds for you and dh... I did the same when e went in for a much smaller procedure so I can't imagine how you .

    They should totally prescribe meds to the parents too.

    When I open a bar across the street, that'll be your med!

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  • Very glad to read this! Glad he was able to get the long term procedure. Lots of thoughts and prayers.
  • Sending fast healing thoughts to Graeme as well as to you.
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  • Really happy to read this!! Hoping for a smooth road and speedy recovery ahead!

  • Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery for your little guy!'
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  • Glad to hear things went well! 
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  • Great news! Glad to hear things went well.  Continued thoughts to you all. 
  • What a trooper!  Thinking good thoughts for you guys.
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  •  I think about you often and pray for you just as much (Im not even that religious but I figure it cant hurt!). So glad its going smoothly so far. You'll be back to worrying about frivolous parental concerns like cutting hot dogs into tiny pieces and choosing between a sippy cup with a spout or a straw soon enough!
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  • Just read about the CCU!!! Sooo awesome :)

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  • I'm so glad to hear they were able to complete the procedure successfully. I haven't been around much so didn't see the Caring Bridge site address, but I bet the pic Kernel describes is awesome. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!
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  • So glad the surgery went well!  You have one strong little dude :)
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  • So glad to hear that the surgery went well! Thoughts and prayers for s speedy recovery!

  • So happy to hear the surgery was a success!  Lots of thoughts, prayers and hugs to you, Graeme and the family!
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