My little boy has made it out of major open heart surgery with flying colors! He is 8 days post Norwood, the most complex and intense surgery. The first day after surgery was rough. He had tubes everywhere and looked like a demented science experiment. I almost passed out when I saw him. Thankfully he was kept asleep for a few days and felt nothing. The doctors and nurses keep commenting that they never see a newborn do this well. Unfortunately he is the exception. From what I am reading most kids have at least some kind of complications. I am so grateful that my little Alex has had none!