Today was another quiet day with no major changes. Sam got a little snuggle time with both mommy and daddy today!
We are scheduled for surgery Thursday at 7:30am. The surgery itself will be very quick, but with all the prep involved it will be about 4 hours start to finish.
Sam will be pretty heavily sedated for a few days after surgery for pain management, but we expect him to begin progressing with less breathing assistance (he will have to be ventilated for surgery and wean down again) and beginning to have milk again after a few days. If things look good after a couple weeks, he will get to transfer back to CDH until he is big enough to come home.
The hospital will be updating us hourly during surgery and we will share updates as we receive them. We will also make sure to update frequently in the days following surgery. We are sure Sam is going to do a great job!