Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Post-Surgery ICU Upate

She came through the surgery well! She is currently in the Intensive Care unit. I just visited with her briefly and she looks good. She is currently sedated. It will be about 3-4 hours before she comes out of sedation. We briefly met with the surgeon. When I get a chance to sit down with my dad, we'll put our heads together and let you know what the surgeon said. The surgeon did say that it will be 6 months to one year before she feels the full benefit of the surgery. Basically, her heart was working very hard in its impaired condition. Now her heart won't have to work so hard. I will be back down to the hospital this evening, and will be giving more updates as they come in. Thank you so much for all your prayers. They worked.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news and more testimony that PRAYER WORKS! Thank you, God for this blessing. From MJ @ Nyona.

Rebecca said...

Great news!

Adrienne said...

So glad things are going well!!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

The best news!!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear it went well!! By the way-love the waiting room confrontation story. Will be waiting for the update on the post surgery throw down :) -kara j.

The Jewell's said...

Glad everything went well you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if we can help with anything!

Cherly & Jerry

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear she is doing well. Wow, your family has big strong hearts that work hard.. :)
We'll continue her in our prayers for a speedy recovery.
Love, The Rohans

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear everything went well!! We've been praying all day and thinking about all of you. What a day, especially starting off with the crazy lady at check-in!!! We'll be checking back in and keeping all of you in our continued prayers! Angie and Andrew

Anonymous said...

So glad about this blog to keep updated on MaryAlice. She is loved by so many. The thought that strikes me repeatedly since hearing of the aortic stenosis diagnosis is that MaryAlice exhibited fantastic intuitive wisdom about her cardiac output status as exhibited by her contentedness to stay at home while all the rest of the family went for a 'run'. Had she not followed her gut on this lifestyle who knows? Way to go dear MaryAlice.
Love,
your cousin, Cath

kathy.stadler said...

Laura,
Glad all is going well.
Whitney and Anne were so
sweet and charming..you can
be proud of them..I enjoyed
being with them.
God bless Mary Alice and
you all. Love, Aunt Kathy

Anonymous said...

Hang in there. Let us know when she is breathing on her own.
Geri

Anonymous said...

Oh, thank goodness! We were praying for her and SO thankful that everything went well!!!!

:) Laurie (Stutes)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us so well informed. Answered prayers. {{{{hugs}}}} to your Mom.
love, Jenny & Jeremy

Anonymous said...

So relieved to hear your mom is doing well. We said a group prayer for your mom this morning when we went out to run. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We send our love.
Patti Lepisto - from the UP

mama T said...

Thank God...Laura thank you for the great updates. I'll keep praying for MAG's recovery. Getting lots of good email comments from everyone too. I'm so grateful for this family. Love Therese

Anonymous said...

so glad surgery went well... Wishing your mom a quick recovery.
-shelley lewis