Almost 3 hours later, Sam is out of surgery! He did fantastic! The surgeon said he’s going to look like a different baby: she sucked out 210 CCs of fluid from his bowels. He had 2 small bowel fistulas, something she’s rarely seen in a newborn. So food was getting caught, building up, causing problems. She was able to cut those sections out and sew his intestines together, so no stomas!!!! She did have to remove 20% of his small intestines….not sure if that means he’ll be dealing with short bowel syndrome or anything, but my baby did great! She said his vent settings have already come way down, probably b/c his belly doesn’t have to much fluid pushing up against his lungs. She did tell us that he’ll get swollen again in the next few days, but right now he looks fantastic!!!! Thank you so, so, so freaking much for all your support, thoughts, prayers, good wishes, everything. It means more than I could ever express.
More updates and pictures later.