My mom had been out of it for most of morning, not talking or anything, but when it came to saying goodbye, she reassured me by telling me not to cry, that she was going to be alright. That's the most she has said in 2 days!
Her surgery was nearly 6 hours long and we were blessed with success. Her carotid artery was almost completely blocked, the doctor said it was like a little rock in there. She is at an increased risk for a brain bleed because her blood flow had been restricted for soo long, but with that being said they are monitoring her really closely and keeping her blood pressure low now. The next 48 hours are the most critical. But the risk period isn't over until 30 days passes. There are also the risks of another stroke or heart attack. Praying for a smooth recovery.
I called up to recovery last night and her nurses allowed her to talk to me! Such a relief to talk to her, she sounded better, still groggy from surgery but better than the last few days. She is recovering well soo far!
Her doctor told us she was lucky.
I'm heading up today for a brief visit, as I know she didn't sleep well last night, they woke her every 30 minutes. Her visiting rules are very limited between certain hours and just myself, sister and intermediate family are allowed to visit but to a minimum.
Thanks again for everyone's thoughts and prayers, so far they are working, but keep up the great work!