Sorry it took so long for this post. Barb is doing fine so far in ICU.
Her surgery started at 7:30AM, I got a call from one of the surgery nurses at 10:41AM that she was off bypass and had the new valve. She went to ICU around 11:15 and I saw her briefly at 11:45, 1:15, 3:15 and am sitting outside ICU waiting for 5:15. They allow two people to visit at a time for 15 minutes roughly every two hours. The breathing tube was removed around 3:00 PM. At 3:15 she was alert, feeling some pain and thirsty. The nurse was getting her some pain meds. I'll leave it to your imagnation what she uddered (pun intended) to me.