And finally...the surgery was finished this morning around nine and we got to see her around eleven thirty or so. She is still on the ventilator, but resting really well. They will keep her on the vent and the meds tonight just to let her rest, but she is not showing signs that she wants to either fight it, or stay on it, so that is good. Brian and I have spent a few hours with her, but she is not supposed to wake up until tomorrow, so we are trying to get in some naps, some sunshine, some not caf food, and rest. I think I even will be staying at home tonight, but checking in with the nurse whenever I wake up or feel uneasy to see how she is doing.
They have no real idea how long anything will take, but I am feeling more patient than usual about the vent and the overall stay. Thanks for the prayers and will update tomorrow if I can.