We made it through the night! Have had some false starts with the pacemaker, with a couple extra trips in for the rep and Dr. Sharma through the night. Levi's oxygen sats are also a little waffly this morning, and they're keeping him at 60 percent on the vent for now. All this has to do with the fact that he's fighting the pain and fluid in his body after surgery, and things should level out over time.
Last night the nurse on duty made the comment that, given the severity of the heart defect Levi was born with, it was "a miracle" that he had made it this far. Dr. Sharma has said several times that every doctor he has consulted on the case (probably numbering 15-20) has offered a different opinion on Levi's condition. It occurred to me that they have probably not seen a kid like this survive.