Dr. Mendeloff came out and to meet with us around 3:45 and let us know that Charlotte had made it through her first surgery. Overall he was pleased with the way that things went but stressed that the next 48 to 72 hours are the critical time.
We got our first look at her as the team rolled her from the OR to the Intensive Care section of the Congenital Heart Surgery Unit. We only had about 15 seconds, her chest was still open (though covered), she had more IVs in her than I could count, and she was being given air by one of the doctors because she wont be able to breathe on her own for a few days but seeing her alive after surgery was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
I'm sure Sarah will provide a much better update in a post in the next few hours.