Jude is on his Post-Operation Day #1

He looks like he has a swollen face and eyelids and it is relatively common after Glenn procedure because of the SVC (Superior Vena Cava), a draining big vein of his head,  is cut and re-connected to pulmonary arteries. Due to abnormal high pressures of pulmonary arteries, SVC could have some “traffic jam” for a while and that’s probably why Jude has a swollen face and neck.

As time goes by, high pressure of his right ventricle would be normalized and then his facial edema will be gone away. Jude looks like he’s improving fast however so we’re thankful for that and we continue to pray for his complete recovery !