First day after the valve repair. She's looking great and still in good spirit! Drainage tubes should be out later today or tomorrow. Still in the ICU due to low blood pressure, but should be out tomorrow. More to come!
Mitral valve repair was a success!!
Journal posted on December 9, 2015
Hello all, Wes here, son of Suzanne, posting on her behalf. She is out of the OR with a repaired valve!! I'm currently with her in the ICU. She looks great and is currently enjoying a helping of ice chips. She can hear very well and can speak softly. I asked her if she had any words for you all, and she mentioned that getting the breathing tube out after waking up was a great increase in comfort. And losing the face mask--a short amount of time after--was another improvement. That's it for now! More updates to come. Thank you all for your support. She's been extremely positive throughout which I believe is playing a large role in her continuing success.