Hi Gang! Thank you all so much for your words of support over the past few days. They mean so much to me.
Mom is doing well. Really well. Like "holy crap" well. Surgery went off without a hitch on Thursday and she woke up from anesthesia talking. Friday morning we discovered that her drain had a leak. That sucker got fixed quickly!
Saturday morning she came home, and is resting comfortable.
Now, let me share something with you that struck me funny. Our hospital is a teaching hospital. It's not uncommon that you get asked the same question by 5 or 6 different people (nurse, surgical nurse, nurse anesthesiologist, head anesthesiologis, surgeon & surgical resident). Mom's fabulous surgeon - Dr. Nimkar has a new surgical resident. She's so new that she didn't remember what Dr. Nimkar looked like, took the chart out of Dr. Nimkar's hands (presuming that she was the nurse; not that it makes it right!!) and proceeded to ask if we had seen Dr. Nimkar yet. Dumbass!!