Quick update: Mom's surgery went as well as could be expected. Praise God!! They started at 7:30 this morning and were done by 10:30. The surgeon replaced her aortic valve and was able to repair her mitral valve. I was able to see her in the intensive care unit after surgery. She was sedated and had a breathing tube in her mouth. Her ICU nurse said she lost a lot of blood and her heart rate is still a little low, but overall she is stable and at the beginning of a long healing process. I am so thankful that she survived the surgery and is on that healing journey though!
After seeing her, I came home for awhile. I wanted to check on Lucas and try to rest a little. I didn't sleep well last night and just felt emotionally exhausted. I think I've had every emotion possible today: I've cried, I've felt afraid, I've prayed, I've felt at peace...all at the same time if that is even possible. I think I am going to try to take a short nap while Lucas is sleeping, then I will head back to the hospital later this evening.
Thank you for your prayers. We are over a big hurdle, but still have a long road ahead.