Update from the McDonald family blog: As of 11:40 (pacific time)--Dr. Cohen said that Mia's hear is great. Not ok, and not good, but she got a great heart. The doctors have all said that it looks like a good stong heart. They had a relatively easy time prepping her as well because there was such little scar tissue from the hypbrid procedure that had been done.
We are waiting in her room for her now. She should be another 20 minutes or so. They are sewing up her chest cavity, which isn't typical. Normally the chest is actually left open due to swelling. The space where they took out Mia's over sized heart has lots of extra room since her heart now is substantially smaller. We are so relieved and so excited!
I am praying for baby Mia today. She is the 4 month old daughter of some friends of mine in WA. She is in surgery today- getting a new heart. Please pray for her and her family.