This is Rachel, not Donna.
To repeat, this is Donna's daughter, just so nobody thinks Mosie typed this. I just want to be clear. Kevin will proof read this before I hit "save", but I'm so emotional and weird right now, I don't trust myself.
I won't go into great detail, since Mom will do it so much better, as she always does. She's been snapping pictures (yes, even one of the surgeon, who said "Oh NO!" when he saw the camera...but he was OK with it when she said she doesn't post names.) LOL
Dad is good. Dad is great, Dad is AWESOME. He is recovering more quickly than anyone expected. The surgery didn't actually start until 8:45, and they were done at 1:15. He told us Dad did great.
His lungs were taking a while to take over power from the ventilator, which scared us a bit, but they quickly understood that they were in a very stubborn man. He went from scaring us to doing better than most, according to two nurses.
I had to leave and head home. I have since heard that he is awake, and responding. He even winked at Mom! LOL When they were kicked out for an hour and a half (shift change and procedures and such) his sister said, I guess these two young ladies want to be alone with you," he raised his eyebrows twice. Dad is Dad again.
I'm so happy, but can't quit crying. Thanks for the prayers, and Mom will update her OWN journal real soon.