John’s surgery is going on as planned. The old aortic valve is out and the new mechanical valve is in. There is more intricate work to do. It may be a few more hours before he is out of the OR.
His stats are all stable and his medical team are pleased with his progress so far.
There’s no certain indication why the valve failed. The hospital will evaluate the old valve, but we may never know exactly why it didn’t last.
John’s new valve is a mechanical one. He will require a low dose of Coumadin to prevent clotting. More on this later.
Thank you all for your support and prayers.