Late this AM the breathing tube was removed. It was a relief to all of us. She's still getting a bit of O2 from a face mask for a couple hours. We're helping her breathe deeply and to cough. What she wants to do is sleep; she can't do that.....
We'll have a family conference with Dr. Palmer, the surgeon, tomorrow at 1:30 PM. He wants to be sure Susan is processing info clearly. He should be worried about Pam and me. We might not "grock" what he tells us. We'll be charting the possible courses for the future.
Thanks for your words of support and encouragement. Keep up the messages. We have just concluded step 1.
Love to all of you, John