Update: 1:00 pm - Abby is OFF the bypass! That was much faster than expected. It'll take the surgeon about 1 1/2 hours to close up. Whew.
11:29 am She is successfully on the heart/lung bypass machine
11:03 am There is a lot of scar tissue and so getting in is slow going. She is not yet on the heart/lung bypass. We are thinking that this may take more like 8-10 hours total. She is doing really well.