Gwenyth is back in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). Myers and Laura have visited with her and hopefully my mom, Jackie, and I will be able to see her soon. I want to touch her as much as possible so she knows that she is loved. Lillian is skipping her nap today because she can't settle down enough here in the hospital. Laura and Myers are doing well but are very tired and can't wait to sleep. Mom and Jackie are on the phone a lot, spreading the news.
They are discharging Laura at 6 tonight and Myers and Laura might be spending the night in some family rooms provided by the hospital and the Ronald McDonald house and then moving to the Ronald McDonald house tomorrow.
Although the surgery went well, there is some risk for Gwenyth in the next 24 to 48 hours. The risks are arrhythmia and bleeding. Her heart muscles are thick because of her leaky valve and that may cause her to have arrhythmia so to counteract that they are slowing her heart down with medicine and controlling the beats with an external pacemaker.