For some reason I was having serious formatting issues, so here are just a few more facts regarding the surgeries that I have learned through my research so far:
-When a baby is born, their heart is about the size of a strawberry.
-Before the first surgery, medicine is given through an IV to keep certain parts of his heart open, which would otherwise close within hours of birth.
-The Norwood is considered one of the most complex and difficult pediatric surgeries.
-Recovery time for the Norwood is at least a month.
-The few months between the Norwood and the Glenn are considered the most difficult months of life for an HLHS baby.
-The Glenn has a much quicker recovery time in general compared to the Norwood; usually about a week. Also, things are said to be easier for an HLHS baby post-Glenn.
-Following the third surgery, Will is expected to have a very good quality of life, and probably will have little to no memory of the stress and pain of his early childhood.