If you've read Damsels in Distress you'll probably know that Mermaid had quadruple bypass surgery today to fix a hereditary/congenital problem. Here's an update I got from her best friend. I know Lisa (Mermaid) would appreciate your prayers and good thoughts. She's a sweetie and we want her back whole, well and happy.
Lisa had cardiac bypass surgery. (4 arteries) this morning at 7:30 a.m. in Shawnee Mission Medical Center. The surgery lasted about 3.5 hours. She made it through the surgery well. Her doctor called her Aunt Sue. She is in ICU for about 3 days now. The doctor said she needed the surgery and even thought she has had a massive heart attack at some point. (Not sure if Lisa knew that or not???) Hope this has her on the way to feeling better!!!!
I plan on seeing her so will keep you updated.
From Dr. Jane - Lisa's boss (and one great veteranarian):
Just got back from Shawnee Mission. Lisa is holding her own and will most likely be out of the woods by 7pm. She is on a breathing tube now and will probably be asleep until evening. The tube will be removed when she wakes up and is able to swallow, etc. They are keeping her asleep a while longer than usual to get her electrolytes stabilized.
Her nurses are awesome - she's in good hands tonight!