Hi everyone. Nothing but good news to report so far in post surgery, day 1. Sue was moved to the ICU early this AM. She was resting comfortably until her blood pressure started dropping. This was due to her sedatives. They tried to get a balance that would work so that they could keep her sedated through today, but it didn't work. So, they gave up mid-morning and let her wake up.
When I arrived, they were yanking out her breathing tube. Pretty good timing on my part. Historically, it's been frustrating for both Sue and me to try and communicate when she can't speak and is medicated...imagine that. All things considered, she seems to be feeling okay and is resting fairly comfortably. As expected, she was a little confused to wake up and find a long row of stitches going up her forearm. As I said last night, it wasn't in the plan.
Dr. Khariwala was through this AM and is still very pleased with everything. He has been calling her nurse every half hour to check in with her. He is an incredible doctor and has the perfect demeanor for Sue. He and Sue just click, and that is such an important piece of the whole process.
Keep praying that the vessels and arteries keep on flowing and that Sue's recovery is speedy. Have a great day.