In a bit over 9 hours, at 7:45 Eastern time, Ryan will have surgery. It is expected to take most of the day. The Doctor will decide in surgery whether the gap can be closed now or if they will have to grow his esophagus. I don't remember being this nervous since Scott's heart rate went off the bottom of the monitor! I believe with every fiber of my being that Ryan will be just fine-perfect in fact-when the surgery is over, still he's a baby.
I'd ask you all to think of them (and the rest of us) tomorrow. Thanks.