Waiting is the hard part. I second the note about don’t let the hoses and monitors in ICU scare ya. It’s part of the healing process. Some advice I got from my son’s brain surgeon years ago. If anyone goes into the patients room and gets upset, have them go back outside the room, get their cry on or whatever helps them. Then when they can handle it allow them back into the room. My son was scared enough after surgery, better he saw smiling faces and comforting hands to hold. Can’t tell you how many times over the years I had to check myself out of his room, leaned on a wall or a nurse and cried my eyes out. Then went back in to share some jokes with him. Best of luck to the whole family my friend. Remember, as she works into home recovery too, all of us are only a phone call away. Use us, even if it’s only for a half hour to give ya little break or take the kids for a treat.