At 2:30, the surgeon came into the waiting room. Stephanie is out of surgery.
He said that all things considered, it went very well. He said that she was a very healthy sick person.
Her heart was only stopped for about an hour and 10 minutes, and she didn’t require any additional assistance to restart her heart. She was on the heart/lung machine for about 3 hours, and she came off of it with no complications.
Now she is “drying up” with clotting agents.
Risks at this point are blood loss—bleeding should decrease, but they are watching her closely. Other risks are blood clots. If all goes well she should be off the ventilator by tomorrow morning.