So, I took notes when she called. I'm glad I did. Lots of stuff. Looks like he has a pretty interesting birth defect. They found that while his right side is normal, he's missing muscle groups on his left side. It sounds like he's missing the muscles that would have made everything stay where it was supposed to. He's missing the muscles that attach the ribs to the body wall. His diaphram is ok but his ribs weren't attached to the abdomen. He's also missing the rectus abdominus on the left side. His organs are ok.
They took a different muscle group and moved it forward. So there is some tension on the incision and some concavity to his rib cage. But she said that should get better. They didn't have to use any mesh. They were able to close everything to itself. The way it's looking now, he should be able to go home tomorrow. But she'll be able to let me know for sure when she calls me tonight before she leaves for the day. I'll likely hear from her somewhere between 5:30 and 7.