The surgery is complete. It got very hairy in there for a while. The surgeons made their fixes and when they began to warm her up to do the cardiogram and see how well it went, they discovered that her "hole" (VSD) was not closed. We were very frustrated. They were very much running out of options but they decided to go in again but through a different valve. It was a serious and scary time. The outcome: her VSD is mostly closed, she has some "leakage" between her ventricles, but her heart is functioning without the bypass machine. There is a lot of bleeding right now that the doctors are working hard to fix.
To break it down more simply: We were in a very tough situation going into surgery, we were even in a tougher situation when they had to attempt a second fix, but for her to survive and to be off the machine (for now) is as much as a realist could hope for. So this is good, but we are far far from out of the woods. Her bleeding is serious and her blood pressure is being sustained by a near maximum dose of drugs.
That is where we are at right now. We thank God that we have not lost her yet, we still fervently pray that she can overcome the many remaining obstacles. Pray that her bleeding stops and that heart function returns safely. She is still in serious danger.