We got to see Elizabeth in the icu recovery room around 3:00. she was still very groggy from the anesthesia but aware of everything and able to talk a little… which is all good signs so far. She also had her sense of humor about her which was great to hear. She asked about Jack right away and said she loves him so much. Jack and his Mimi Michelle did great at the hotel while the surgery was happening... you’re the best Michelle. My sister Rebecca and her husband Tom, who live here in Phoenix, arrived at the hospital this afternoon to see Elizabeth and help relieve Elizabeth's mom Michelle of her Mimi duties :) Thanks Rebecca and Tom! you were a huge help today. Elizabeth's Dad, step mom Marti, and brother Christopher are all here as well and are great support for Elizabeth and I!!! Elizabeth was happy to see us but was very tired as could be imagined. We left her at around 3:45 to let her sleep. The nurse at this shift was really nice and was very caring. One of the doctors came in and said everything seems on course at this point. The next 24 to 48 hours will tell more. Hopefully we will continue good news from the surgery to this recovery time. It is still a crucial time to see that things will be ok with any deficits that could arise, but we are all hopeful we will continue on the right track!
Thanks everyone for everything!!! I'll update soon... John