Surgery is over! My husband was on the operating table at 1 pm (Monday 12 March 2007) – 51/2 hours later it was all over. They did a replacement of the aortic valve (pig’s valve – he’ll have fun with that!) and by-pass of one artery. I saw him the cardiac intensive care unit shortly after 7 pm – still unconscious – on the respirator and tubes and monitors everywhere – but he made it through 🙂
First 24 hours are critical – so far so good. Staff and care are outstanding. I can’t say enough about them. He is in good hands.
He’s made it through the first and biggest hurdle.
Prayers have been answered, felt and greatly appreciated. Thank you. Please don’t stop 🙂