Our little guy's surgery was this morning. They started an hour later than planned, mostly because he's so very tiny and they had a hard time getting an IV started, etc. The anesthesiologist said that right before they put him out, he looked at each of them and smiled.
Our surgeon said that it went exceptionally well. He was able to complete the surgery laproscopically, which he had told us he'd try but wasn't hopeful about. Apparently, about 8lbs is the smallest you can do surgery like that, and he is just about 8.5lbs. The surgeon said he wasn't going to lie to us, it wasn't easy just because everything they were working with was so small, but that he was very pleased. It went so well that he didn't even put a G-tube in because he didn't think it was necessary.
With all of that, it looks like we'll be able to go home on Friday instead of sometime over the weekend.
We believe that God could easily have chosen to heal him instantly if He wanted, but we also believe that He sends people into our lives to use as His instruments of healing and that's what He chose to do in this case. He gave us a surgeon and the rest of the medical team who know what they're doing and who He gave wisdom to do what needs done.
We do have a road ahead of us - there will still be feedings every three hours for the next few weeks, but hopefully, by Christmas, he'll be eating normally, without having to do the supplemental feedings and so on.
God is so good. Literally.
Thank you all for your continued prayers. They are much appreciated.