All of my Facebook updates from yesterday:
(Sorry the formatting is wonky!)
10:45am: My grandma is having open heart surgery today, please keep her in your prayers. She is in good spirits, the hospital Chaplain is here now, talking with her.
She's upset because she hasn't had an appetite for two days, and now she CAN'T eat or drink anything today.
Home for a nap, then back to the hospital...this waiting sucks!
In the waiting room...grandma is upstairs waiting to be put under anesthesia. We all went up to say bye.
(They started her operation at 5:17pm)
We're sitting in the waiting room. She went in about 45 minutes ago with 5 hours to go.
Zach just got here.....still waiting.
Okay, the nurse just came, she's doing fine and they will hopefully be finished around midnight.
They're done and Gram did great! They just need to warm her up and close the incision. The doctor will talk to us in about an hour!!
I'm going to sleep WELL tomorrow!!
We moved to a different waiting room, we're in the ICU now. Waiting to talk to the doctor.
Operation a complete success!! The doctor said it was scary, with some complications, but she's fine!
She definitely had a heart attack on Sunday night, and her heart was pretty badly damaged. The doctor said that if she had waited much longer to tell someone about her chest pain, she would not have survived. There was fluid draining out of her heart, and her lungs were wet, so they had to take care of those problems first, and then they did the bypasses and valve replacement (with the valve from a pig). She bled more than a "normal" patient, so that was tricky, too. But they took care of her, and her heart is working great now!
Okay, now I'm going to SLEEP!!!
Even better news...I didn't have to babysit Sydney (my 5 year old niece) this morning, so I fell into bed just after 1am and just now woke up! Yay for GREAT sleep!!!!