Mason has always had O2 saturations around 75% with blue lips, blue, fingers and blue toes.
Now he is PINK!
We saw him just for a minute as they wheeled him from the elevator into the CVICU . We will get to go see him in his room in about 15 minutes.
Dr. Reinhartz was very pleased with how the surgery went. It went even smoother and quicker than he had expected. Mason was on the heart-lung bypass machine for about 2 1/2 hours. The heart began beating right away when it was connected to his arteries, vessels, lungs, etc....! The fit was perfect, so his chest is! He is on the ventilator which is normal and hopefully will come off in about 24 hours.
Mason's special heart was sent from our dear Father in Heaven. I feel also very strongly that Mason had angels with him during his long surgery holding his hand and comforting him. I also know that our Savior was there in the room guiding Mason's surgeons this day.
The most tears I have shed this day are in gratitude for our donor family. On this Easter morning they had to say goodbye to their sweet child. They donated their child's heart on Easter almost like our Savior sacrificed his life for us. He then resurrected on Easter just like our Mason has been given a new chance at life this day. I will be forever grateful to this family and pray that they will know of the joy they have brought to our family. I pray that on each Easter they will think of the gift of life they have shared with our family!
We are going in to see Mason. It feels so surreal!!!
Easter wishes to all with love from our family to yours.
"Rainbows are made up of sunshine and rain"
"Winter always gives way to a warmer brighter Spring" President Dieter F. Uchtdorf