Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Mom update #2

Mom came through the surgery well. They had to make a couple of decisions once they were 'in there' that hadn't been expected, but overall the Doctor was pleased with how everything went.

She had a small amount of post-op bleeding, but, according to the nurse, nothing unusual.

They took the breathing tube out around 2:00am, after they had to re-sedate her as she was a little 'agitated' over it, again according to the nurse.

So, at this point it appears that it's "so far, so good".

She's still got an extended recovery period in front of her, another 8-12 days in the hospital, and a few months at home... but all in all, the outlook is pretty good.

As an aside, there was a 90 year old woman in the hospital here who had just had heart surgery as well... Despite my rantings about the medical community from time to time, I remain amazed at what the right people can accomplish with the technology we have today!

The procedure in and of itself is nothing short of "sci-fi" kind of stuff, in fact it was Sci-Fi a couple of decades ago!!

Once again, thanks to you all for your thoughts, prayers and well wishes... She's been a little amazed to know people she'd never met were thinking of her!

7 comments:

David Sutterland said...

Bill, I am very happy to hear this update about your mother. I've been keeping your family in my prayers and will continue to do such. I know this is a busy time, but please do try and keep us updated on your mother's recovery. God Bless Bill, and your Family! My prayers are with you all.

Jada's Gigi said...

Yeaah! Mom's doing well! So glad. Thans for the update. Enjoy the time with her.

Nina said...

Bill, thanks for the update! That is great news . . . may things continue to go well for her!

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

Hooray for Mom! I'm so glad she is doing better. I will keep her in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

Liz

No_Newz said...

Soft hugs to your mom. I'm so glad she came out okay. Thanks for taking the time to let us know. She's been on my mind a lot.
Lois Lane

Spirit Of Owl said...

Great to hear that Bill, and yes, as Lois said, thanks for passing it on.

Tell your mum, we're still thinking of her. :)

Bill said...

David - Thanks, I appreciate you stopping in and letting me know you did.

Gigi - Us too! We actually had her laughing today.. but not too much as it hurt a bit when she did.

Nanina - Thank you, and you're welcome! Things are definitely looking good at this point.

Liz - Thanks, she is doing well, but I've said she was tough.. she's proving me right!!