Yesterday was Mom's heart surgery. Here are a few photos of what we did to pass the time away while waiting patiently in the surgical waiting room at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla.
Mari spent most of the day watching movies,
on the floor,
in the corner of the room.
Brandon brought his computer for us to use.
Andrea did a lot of texting.
Dad and Julianna did a lot of visiting.
Eric did some napping (Dad did too).
And Jodi watched movies as well.
She opted for a chair instead of the floor.
Me, I played on the computer, talked a lot, talked some more and took a few photos.
We went down to the cafeteria a couple of times.
They had the best cream of broccoli soup.
I had it twice.
Brandon made goofy faces.
We watched some TV
Watched the wind blow.
Can you believe that San Diego had a tornado warning?
Watched it rain pigs and cows instead of cats and dogs (Julianna's saying).
Visited with one another.
Visited some more.
Found out that Todd and his girls went to the beach the day before.
In the rain.
They loved every minute of it.
Found out that all of our prayers were answered when the doctor came in & said that Mom came out of surgery just fine. They only had to replace one heart valve.
We'd have to wait a few more hours before we could see her.
Finally got to see her in CCU hooked up to a lot of tubes and machines.
She was still asleep from the anesthesia.
She didn't look alive.
But she was breathing.
With the help of a ventilator.
And did I say that there were lots of tubes and machines?
A little scary.
I mean, a LOT scary.
Not everyone was brave enough.
The nurse wouldn't let me take a photo.
But in the end it was all worth it.
Got to talk to my mommy this morning, on the phone.
She sounded great.
And she was happy the nurse wouldn't let me take a photo while she was in recovery.
Jumping for joy that my Mommy is OK.
Thanks for your prayers!!!!!