Surgery was a big success! More details later, we’re going to take a nap now!
Now for more detail. The surgery went fairly quickly. They made an incision in Juliana’s left side and closed her PDA with a titanium clip. We were able to see an x-ray later and it quite obvious in her chest. She will have this little piece of metal in her body for the rest of her life. After surgery, her vent settings were really mild which suprised us and the NICU staff. Since then, they have had to increase her support and make sure that she remains sedated and comfortable throughout the day. This evening her blood pressure was looking low, so they have started her on a dopamine drip to manage that. My parents were able to watch over her while Jen and I napped and we are glad that they are here. For tonight, the goal is to keep her sedation high and manage her blood pressure. So far, no surgical complications. We are done for the night and will try to rest for tomorrow.