We got our first update! They said, “everything is going as planned”! The surgeon made his first incision at 7:37. They called about 30 minutes after that.
After they cut through the sternum, they will have to remove the Berlin Heart cannula. Then they will remove her heart and put in the new heart. Inserting the new heart should take about an hour to make all the connections.
Here’s a picture of the sleep room we have in the CVICU! It’s the most amazing sleep room I’ve seen yet.