Tuesday, 20 May, 2003
My brother's surgery
My brother Jay was scheduled for surgery at noon yesterday. Due to circumstances of which I know nothing, they didn't get started until about 4:00 in the afternoon. After a five hour surgery in which they performed five bypasses and inserted a mechanical valve to replace the damaged one, they wheeled him into post-op. The surgery went as expected and he's recovering nicely. This evening he was sitting up and drinking water, although he probably isn't totally conscious. My mother is there with him.
He's not totally out of the woods, of course, but the worst of it is over. I and my family would like to thank all of you for you prayers and support.