The second surgery went well and the surgeon was very pleased with the result. The pressure is much lower and he doesn't expect that she will need any additional surgery until she is in her teens or early adulthood. He did say they noticed what might be a very small VSD between the two chambers of the heart but he expected that it would close on its own and they would continue to watch it closely. As they rolled Mia back to her room in the PICU she was already starting to wake up from the surgery.
I did decide to come home last night because the days events and the past week have really taken its toll. I have a room at the Ronald McDonald house but knew that if I stayed there I would be back up at the hospital early and I knew I needed to take a much needed break. I woke up with the boys this morning and got them off to school and went back to bed myself. I did a few things around the house and still need to shower for the day as it is now 12:30pm. I really felt like I needed to experience some of my "normal routine" in order to prepare myself for the recovery ahead. I talked to the cardiologist today and she said Mia is doing wonderful! They are starting to lower the vent and are considering removing her from the vent sometime today. I am not sure how I feel about this. Of course I want her off of the vent but I also want to make sure she is strong enough to tolerate it and given the events of the past week I am more apprehensive this time.
Once again thank you so much for all of the prayers and comments. It means so much to know that there are so many people praying for our little girl!