I had the opportunity to spend about 30 minutes with Cindy after surgery. She was doing well, but very tired and sleepy. The recovery room was so packed I was asked to leave as they needed my sitting space for more patients. As such, I have not seen her for awhile and not sure when I will be able to see her again.
The hospital is so crowded that we may not be able to get a room tonight. The results will be that they will likely move Cindy into the Intensive Care Unit...not because she needs to be there, but because it is an open space so she does not have to remain in Recovery overnight.
In the past, when Cindy was in Intensive Care, I was able to sleep in their waiting room. Unfortunately, they changed the rules and no longer allow it. I will likely wait until late tonight and either get a room at a hotel or drive home to Orlando, catch a few hours of sleep and return in the morning.
The great news is that Cindy's vital signs are sound. She typically does not do well with surgery and her BP drops dramatically. That did not happen this time. What a relief! For me, this was the most stressful part of the present/upcoming ordeal. The next task is to keep her happy and thinking positively.
Any and all communications from you all will go a long way toward achieving this goal. Please feel free to post comments on the blog so Cindy can read them when she is able.