It's 8:05 p.m. and I just left the recovery room. She opened her eyes and smiled a little bit when she focused her eyes. She could hear me when I asked if she was cold, and she was able to raise her eyebrows and wrinkle her forehead (which we had been very concerned about due to so much work being done next to the nerves.)
She's really bloody and bruised, but able to understand about her morphine pump. She's moaning, and they were suctioning blood out of her mouth, nose and stomach with a little tube.
The doctor rounded and said she was doing fine, and she has a one on one nurse, who is very nice (Gigi).
She fell back to sleep after about five minutes, and all her vital signs are where they should be.
This is all really good news.
Thank you again to everyone.