Mia had another repeat ultrasound of her diaphragm this afternoon and it has indeed been injured during the surgery. Not the best of news but I did breathe a sigh of relief knowing that this is the reason her left lung continues to collapse after being extubated. Tommorow while placing the pacemaker they will also repair the diaphragm with is a "fairly minor procedure". No procedure feels "minor" at this point with all that she has been through. The surgeon also said he does not think that she will need a pacemaker long term and that he really feels that her heart will eventually find its rhythm. The surgeon will also check the pressure in her heart due to the pulmonary stenosis. If there is a high pressure he will need to do another open heart procedure to reduce the pressure. He does not expect to have to do this but it is a possibility.
Once again please continue to keep praying for Mia. Please pray for a miraculous recovery for our little girl so she can go home and start her "new" life!