Livster is back in room 1524 and they're getting her set up with all gear before anyone can go back and see her. The post-op echo is showing good function, the incision bled minimally and she's only required one unit of blood thus far. She is stable and the staff is pleased with how she's done thus far. The surgeon confirmed that they are going to keep her quiet until tomorrow morning and start weaning her off meds to find the right balance.
Heart families, I'll let you know more in the way of specifics and mechanics once I have the surgical debrief.