Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2:30pm - Dr. Bove

Dr. Bove came and talked with us...

He used words like
"excellent, pleased, couldn't look better, and thrilled"!!!!!

Awww - my mama heart took a deep breath of relief :)


Darren did come off the heart/lung bypass machine very well - with no bleeding issues

He did say the next 24-48 hours are critical

They left Darren's chest open with just a patch over it

He did say that with such a MAJOR heart surgery it is "statistically likely that complications or issues will arise"

The biggest problems typically are bleeding and heart rhythm issues

Darren is at one of the BEST hospitals in the country...they have experience with this operation AND the potential complications.....AND God LOVES Darren even more then his mama - I will continue to LEAN ON Him :)

We should be able to see him in about an hour!

Off to eat some lunch...a much relieved mama

We bumped into Dr. Bove's fellow in the cafeteria...she had a huge smile and said "this is the way these surgeries should go!"


  1. Praise the Lord!!! Hang in there friend, it's a roller coaster you are about to get on. Just hang on to Jesus and know that Darren is in HIS hands!

  2. Excellent news!! Will keep praying for a speedy and uneventful recovery. Thank you, Jesus, for answering our prayers!

  3. Hi Sandy, I found your blog through 28 days of heart. We were part of your travel group. I am Joanna my son is Christopher the little boy who is missing his hand. I wanted to let you know we are praying for Darren.