11: 20 a.m. : Still in our room waiting. The nurses have called down a few times and it sounds like they might come for Blaise around noon. Poor baby spit up after his 6 a.m. feeding, which was the last time he was allowed to eat anything. We think he is getting hungry! The Hartwell's and Sudmann's must in fact be hungry, because the nice volunteer who stopped by with the snack cart just got attacked!
12:30 p.m.: We just handed Blaise off to the anesthesiologist.He was awake, but sucking non-stop on his pacifier. The nurse will be coming out to give us updates in the private waiting room. Our trust is in God.
1:29 p.m.: Dr. Hammel stopped in a few minutes ago to say he was going back to get started. Just now the nurse just stopped and said the incision has been made and Blaise did really great for them going under. His numbers look good so far.
2:10 p.m.: The nurse just came in and told us that he is successfully on bypass.
2:40 p.m.: The nurse just came in and said he is off bypass, procedure is done, Dr. Hammel likes how it looks and they are starting to close him. Dr. Hammel will be in soon to fully explain everything.
This same post will be the one we continue to update as we know more.