They finally got The Grandma in about 1:30 this afternoon. Five hours and four new valves later, we got the word she was out of surgery. Her surgeon said that it was a complicated and hard surgery but her heart looked good and everything should be okay.
Uncle Mike and I spent the first hour she was in surgery eating lunch and drinking a well earned margarita.
That stuff in the background is blue sky.
We spent the rest of the time in the ICU waiting room. I taught Uncle Mike how to play gin, although we were distracted by another lady in the waiting room who was a chatterbox prayer. Her husband had just come out okay through the same surgery and she had a LOT of nervous energy, poor thing.
We are going back to check on her tonight. She should be awake and hopefully will be off the respirator.
I thought it a lot like mom's new lease on life and health.