First I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who stopped by here and left such kind words of encouragement, for lifting me and my family up in your prayers. It meant so much to me.
I wanted to let you know that Yaya came through her surgery without any major complications. She is currently in the ICU and will remain there throughout the weekend so she can be watched carefully.
Your prayers were truly felt as I sat in that waiting room. It’s quite different being on the other side of a patient having heart surgery. I am used the one being in the operating room, NOT in the waiting room.
At one point, we were taken to the conference room to meet with the surgeon when a surgeon’s assistant came to inform us that they had to reopen Yaya’s chest because her blood pressure had dropped. And we were sent back to the waiting room for what seemed like eternity.
Let me tell you, I was StRessEd! Her explanation made NO sense to me. This was the point that a little bit of knowledge was a dangerous thing.
And about this time the Greek priest showed up. I panicked on the inside. Did God send him here or did he coincidentally show up during this seemingly critical time.
We all sat and waited, but not without the wringing of hands and serious fidgetiness. I know a lot of silent prayers went up from my chair! A lot.
But a little over and hour later, the
handsome Greek surgeon with the nice accent came to tell the family the surgery went great, and the unstable incident was short and not serious! He also spoke to me in MY (nurse) language and I felt good about it all.
We saw her in the ICU briefly and, of course, I had to eyeball all the monitors and ask a few pertinent (to me) questions. I was satisfied with all her numbers and the answers I received from the ICU nurse.
I definitely felt at peace as I left the ICU.
I would greatly appreciate your continued prayers as Yaya now enters the recovery phase. She has always been a very independent and strong woman! Please pray for good pain control, good healing of her surgical wound, and the return of physical strength.
Blessings to you all!