Cora just came out of surgery, and the doctors told us that she did fine. It was a LONG wait for all of us, especially Joel and Jess, before the doctors came in to give us the news that she was ok. They said that they were able to drain the fluid from around her heart, and were also able to put a drain in her abdomen to help with the seeping fluid from her previous incision. The nurses are getting her settled in again from her surgery before we can go in and check on her.
Praise God for his protection over Cora during her 4th time in the operating room, as these surgeries do not always turn out the way we plan. Another family that we have gotten to know here in the PICU needs your prayers today. Their fourteen-year-old son had the same surgery as Cora this morning, and did not make it through. His name was Tony. Our hearts break for his sweet family. Please pray for them.