Thursday, June 11, 2009
Yesterday was rough for Mom and Dad. They scheduled the surgery for later in the day than expected, and it apparently lasted longer than expected, too, due to the extent of blockage in her arteries. Then, after the first surgery under full anesthesia, she had to go back to the OP so the doctor could take care of a hemotoma that had developed and was causing her some pain.
In the evening, she was confused, and also this morning. This was upsetting for my dad when he arrived to see her. She was trying to pull out the tubes and cables, wanted to go home, wasn't sure where she was, etc. But when I called back an hour later, she had calmed down and was doing much better. Probably lack of 02.
I'll call again before I go to bed, and maybe get to talk to her this time. I'm still slogging away at my studying --- in between phone calls to the US!
Thanks for asking and for praying!
1:00 AM German time - 7:00 PM in FL
Mom has been moved down from the ICU to a regular room and is scheduled to go home tomorrow. I still didn't get a chance to talk to her as she wasn't quite settled yet when I called. But Dad reassured me that all was well. He had spoken to the doctor and was satisfied with his report.
I'm feeling pretty well set for the exam tomorrow. The paper is a different thing. I've got an outline, that's about all. So will have to make a big push tomorrow when I get the exam turned in.
Thanks, everyone, for your encouraging words!