Eddie is out of surgery and stable. The stent was placed successfully and his left atrial pressure has dropped dramatically which is very important to avoid pressure building up in his lungs.
He is still showing very poor heart function so the bypass is basically doing all of the work. Where his left ventricle used to pump well but struggled to relax, it is now showing significant weakness in the "squeeze" or pumping function. This has not changed after surgery and we can only hope he will regain some independent pumping ability in the days ahead.
This was a very high-risk procedure and we are thankful he came through ok. He is still very heavily sedated so we're hoping to see more responsiveness tomorrow after he recovers a bit more.
Sarah and I are staying at the hospital tonight and will share more tomorrow as we have news.