Sitting in one of the conferring rooms waiting for the surgeon to finish dictating his Serious Medical Notes.
Updates to follow in this post.
Update: One valve replaced, one bypass. No transfusions (yet). Aortic valve was "good enough." No surprises, he says! --We'll be able to see her in an hour or so. Medical Niece says we could not have asked for better news.
Update 2: 1:10 pm. Anesthesiologist is talking with us, says she is in her room now and doing well. On a vent and getting the usual "interesting" brew of post-operative meds. Not conscious yet and still on a ventilator.
Dr. Sleepytime left and the Chaplain took over for him. She's telling us we might be able to visit Mom in twenty minutes or so.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
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