I forgot to mention something that I cant figure out how I could have forgot in the first place!
Justin and I listened to Vada's new sound. The beating of her repaired heart. It was beautiful. It was strong. It was nothing compared to the slush, slush, slush that we have been used to for the last umteen months! No longer will her heart beat be compared to a machine gun. Her heart sounds like yours and mine but maybe even a bit sweeter because of all it had to go through to get to this point. For all of you who are about to go through this with your child... listen to their heartbeat before the surgery and never forget the sound that once was...but delight and rejoice in the sound of the new beat!!!