Graham's surgery to remove a foreign object left from a previous procedure was successful. He had some problems maintaining oxygen level immediately following the surgery, but all is well now. Katie mentioned that the docs suspected it was the wire used to probe the vein before putting in the tunnel line, but it was actually the heparin coating around the wire that came off when the wire was withdrawn. It will be returned to the manufacturer with lot numbers to find out causes or if other surgeries had similar problems.
We hope the G-Man is extubated sometime tomorrow, so he can get back on track. Dr. West is going to take a more aggressive approach to getting his gut ready for breast milk. Huge step forward when it happens.
Graham's heart function is still not up to base line. He has a thickening in the wall of his left ventricle, which was perhaps caused by his hypertension. And now that his blood pressure is finally back to normal levels (hooray!) this heart problem should rectify itself.
Oh yeah...then there is the omphalocele. Remember that? It is healing wonderfully!