Del's surgery was a 4 hour quadruple by-pass beginning
at 7am.He is doing well. His sister and I saw him at 11:15
but he was still sedated and still had the breathing tube.We
can't see him again until tomorrow at noon,Tuesday.
When I called the recovery desk at 5pm, his nurse said
the breathing tube was removed about an hour after we saw
him, and he had been awake long enough to take some pain
medications and drink a little water. Will call again at
The surgeon said the operation went well, and his lungs
were pretty good even though he has wide-spread emphysema.
He should recover well from the operation. The rest is up
As long as there are no complications, and he improves
as anticipated the surgeon is still looking at a Friday