John arrived at the hospital in good spirits. He was cracking jokes with his brother Wes and Aunt Brandy, who drove down from Dallas late last night.
The surgical team and anesthesiologists reviewed the plan for the OR. John needs his aortic valve replaced, but also an aortic root replacement. They will evaluate if it is necessary to repair/replace the mitral valve.
It will be a long day. An echocardiogram was performed after John was sedated. Then his procedure began. The care team is updating us every 1-2 hours.
Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.