Now on to the most important next step, the chest closure. His surgeon has decided to move cautiously and gradually close his chest over a period of several days. Each day the surgeon will add a couple of stitches then monitor Charlie's vital signs to make sure they never put him in a situation with too much to handle. While moving slowly with the chest close has its obvious benefits it also carries a major risk. Each time the surgeon opens Charlie's chest they expose him to an increased risk of infection. Charlie's nurses and doctors have been very attentive to the risk of infection during the entire process and always take extra precautions to maintain a sterile environment. Tonight's prayer is that over the next few days Charlie will be surrounded with God's protection.
We never cease to be amazed by all the love and support. We feel it with us everyday and it has meant the world to us. Thank you all so very much!
Mina and Josh