The precious one is back safe from the OR. The pediatric surgical team member who accompanied Rudy back from surgery said he did great…was well-behaved (apparently Rudy has quite the reputation for being a trouble-maker) and the procedures went as planned. He has a bandaged incision going from the bottom of his open heart scar down to right above his belly button…so at least it’s all very neat and linear! 🙂 The feeding tube was placed just to the left of his scar and extends out about 8 inches. Right now, of course, he is knocked out (dreaming about something) and resting. We’ll have to wait a day or two to start the feeds into his stomach through the g tube so although the surgery went well, we won’t know for sure if all the plumbing will work properly for a few days. He’s back to having no tubes in his nose…no tubes in his mouth…and looking very handsome! I’ll post pics later today!!! God is good…all the time. Love to you all from Rudy’s room.