Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Surgery Report 1: So Far So Good

Real quick because I am TIRED and it's way too late: Everything went great today with the surgery. They did replace his valve as well as the weak section of the aorta because they thought it would last longer. He is in the cardiac ICU with his very own nice nurse. He's been very stable, good heartbeat and breathing, and they took the breathing tube out tonight. But he is still totally stoned and probably won't even remember we were there. Hopefully he may get out of ICU tomorrow but we'll see how he responds when they make him move from bed to chair in the morning.

Please keep praying for no complications, for waking up to be gentle, for pain to be well controlled (seems to be so far), for strength and perseverance to do what they ask him to do to get strong again.

I had Aaron's parents (Rick and Joyce), Pastor Jim, Nancy, and Billie keeping me company today along with all of you waiting and praying. It's good to be loved. Thank you, friends.


paige said...

Thank you for the update Wnedy--I've been checking in all day.

Sleep well and know that many of us are thinking of you (all!)

Kendra said...

Glad to hear things are going well so far. We are praying recovery is uneventful, too!


Chuck and Jenny said...

I'm so glad you thought to update us all Wendy. Still praying for you and Aaron.


Anila said...

Good news !
Try to take it , one step at a time.

Gretchen said...

oh wendy - thank you for the update! I have been and will continue to pray!

Kim Pasion said...

Had been checking your site all day for news. Thank you for posting. Your in our thoughts and prayers and if you need anything at all were only about 15 minutes away from hospital.
Take care,
Kim Pasion

Karen said...

Thank you for the update. Good luck with everything. I am currently working as a Nurse Extern in a combined CICU and ICU, and one of my patients the other day went through about the same surgery your husband did, and was scheduled to go home. Just make sure he listens to his nurses! :-)