My daughter took this picture of Austin and his dad, Ian, in the elevator on the way to the operating room about an hour ago. Ian is gowned up because he was allowed to stay with Austin until he was asleep. Austin was in good spirits this morning. He is looking forward to being able to bathe and swim, two things he hasn’t been able to do with the LVAD.
(It was about 11:15 a.m. that Austin went in to the OR.)