The Journey of a Sweet Little Boy and His Special Heart

Monday, December 16, 2013

First update

Logan is in the OR still.  We just got the first update from his nurse that everything is going perfect.  There were no complications with anesthesia.  He is on bypass and the doctor didn't have any trouble opening him up.  She updates us every hour.
Brad and I are calm.  We feel really confident in the care he is getting, and we know everybody's prayers are with us.
Logan was a lot of fun this morning.  He had a really hard time going to sleep last night, he could probably sense something big was happening today.  So this morning when he woke up and saw we were dressed and ready to go he asked where we were going.  I told him today day was the day the doctor was going to fix his heart.  He cried and said he didn't want to go to the hospital.  So he asked for his blanket and binky and I think his plan was to hide under those.  We got to the hospital and they were ready for him.  They had a bin of toys waiting with a big Tow Mater, cars, batman stuff and doctor toys.  He jumped right on the bed and starting playing.  He forgot to get nervous.  He let them do everything they needed with very little resistance.  He did everything to me that they did to him with his doctor kit, and sang like a wild man.  Child life came and helped us talk to him about what he would see on his body when he woke up.  They had a doll with all the tubes, wires, and iv's that he will have.  He was not okay with the drain tube, he really doesn't want that.  I hope he doesn't try to pull it out himself.
They will keep him fairly sedated today, and by tonight if he can tolerate it they will try to get him up and walking.  The sooner he gets up and moves around the better he will do.

He fell asleep in my arms and I got to snuggle him for awhile before they wheeled him off.  There was no time to get emotional (I think they plan it that way).  As soon as the anesthesia team came we walked him to the elevators kissed him goodbye and were taken up to meet with his surgeon.

Dr. Spray has performed this surgery hundreds of times, and he remembers Logan and what was done last time.  So he will take good care of him.
Thank you again for your prayers, for your love and support.  This little boy means the world to us and I pray this surgery gives him the energy and means to do whatever his little heart desires.
I will update again when I hear more.


  1. Thanks for the update! We've been thinking about you all day. Enzo says he wants to tell you "Please bless Logan to feel better when he's getting out of surgery."

  2. Praying for Logan!! I hope all goes well. Prayers for you and your family too. Lots of love!

  3. Seeing the toys all over the bed makes me so happy you are there! He is so Brave.