Hello from frigid snowy Cleveland. The surgery went well, off the ventilator same day. They are keeping her an extra day in ICU, she is very shaky, in much pain (they did crack the chest open instead of the original plan). Most of her ill feelings are probably from the anesthesia and the pain meds, which she doesn't think are working, and the Swan catheter tube in her neck. I saw her for only a few minutes and will go this afternoon for a few. Luckily the hotel can accommodate me for another night. I can't take the chance of her being moved to step-down tomorrow, where I can stay in her room. So glad that it's over and hope she can start feeling better today. As long as the heart is doing as expected, the rest will subside eventually.
Thank you again for your prayers!
p.s. I hate using a tablet.