First I want to say thank you to each of you that have reached out to me and my sister. Your support means the world to both of us as well as our mom!
I was with her all day long today and she had a really positive day. They removed the ventilator this morning and she is very alert. While her throat is very sore she is whispering and smiling. They do have her on pain medication but her pain level has been low today and she even got out of bed and was sitting up for a bit this afternoon. I shared with her all of your emails and well wishes and she is feeling so very blessed to have such thoughtful and caring friends. Her temperature and blood pressure are stable and normal. While she is still in ICU when her doctor checked her surgery site, she was very pleased at its appearance. We are hoping to have her out of ICU tomorrow.
I know many of you have expressed wanting to come visit but at this time mom is not ready for that (plus family only in ICU). I promise to let everyone know when she is ready.
Thank you again for your kind and thoughtful words. I will continue to post daily updates until she is back to her normal Facebook posting self.