He is OFF the bypass machine. Praising the Lord here in the waiting room! He was on the bypass machine for almost 4 hours!
They will observe his heart for a little while until they are satisfied that everything is working well, and then they will close him up. If all goes well they should be finished around 3:00.
The nurse will let us know when they are getting ready to move him to ICU, and then the doctor will come and talk to us. She told us that they did an echocardiogram earlier and didn't think they would be able to repair his valve, but wouldn't know for sure until they got in there. We know God is able if that is what He wants! We are so glad that He holds Neal in His hands!
We have had such precious times visiting this afternoon. We've had spontaneous prayer sessions, and lots of laughter.
Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts this day (and the past few weeks!).