Sarah and I sat down with the surgeon shortly after noon to get an update. Overall, things are going well and Eddie is now connected to the Berlin heart . . . it has been operating for about two hours and no signs of trouble. There has been a lot of bleeding, which was expected, and the rest of the surgical team is trying to get that under control. Bleeding will continue to be a significant risk over the next 3-4 days while the Gore-Tex connectors on his left ventricle and aorta get used to the pressure.
We hope to see Eddie back in his room in the next couple hours.