Update: November 21 – she came through the surgery and is progressing well, which is awesome because there were factors that made the surgery even more high-risk than it normally is. Thanks to all for the good thoughts, emails and Tweets.
Another update: November 28 – things got real scary on the 23rd when she got bounced back to ICU, seriously unstable. Finally OK again and might get to graduate out of ICU in a few days…what a ride. Huntsville Hospital staff and Dr. Newton – you rock.
My mother-in-law is having open heart surgery tomorrow (Friday, November 20.) Thanks to the Internet and its facilitating my worldwide personal and business connections, I am able to take her this note to the hospital today:
You have people in at least five countries, and coast-to-coast in North America praying for you and sending you positive thoughts, to wit:
- Two Catholic nuns in Michigan.
- A software developer in Romania.
- An entrepreneur in Los Angeles.
- A web designer in Vermont.
- A lawyer in Brooklyn.
- A software developer in England.
- A writer in New Zealand.
- A professional speaker in Louisiana.
- A nurse in Rome, Georgia
- A software developer in Germany
- A Realtor in St. Louis
- A lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama
Thank you, worldwide community. Technology may empirically be cold and it’s easy to take it for granted in 2009, but I and my family feel like we are standing by a warm fire.