|2007 heart surgery|
The surgeon was upset about it, he didn't understand why this didn't work. He's done this same type of surgery many times. This time however it didn't hold so he apologized profusely to me. But it was OK, God had surrounded me with his peace. HE had taken care of my son this whole time and a surgery not going the way the doctors expected wasn't going to change that. A lot of people, had they been in my shoes, would have heard the doctors apology as an admission of some kind of guilt but I didn't. What I heard was a man taking on the guilt for something that was out of his hands. After asking him some questions it was easy to see that he had treated my son as if he was his own. He had done his best so there was no place to lay blame and I let him know that. I let him know that I didn't, couldn't and wouldn't blame him for the fact that my son walked away the same but with a scar to boot. Because of the severity of my sons issues with that valve, the doctor stated that he didn't think that he would make it another 12 months without another surgery.