She is out of the Operating Room and in Room 4 of the ICU. We get to see her in about an hour. Our surgeon, John Iguidbashian, just stopped by to let us know about the surgery. And he basically said everything that we have reported above. They repaired the aorta, removed a membrane from the heart, added the donor vein with gortex reinforcement. He said there was very little bleeding. He did say he left the chest open and they will close that up in the next 3 to 5 days. Until that time she will be on a respirator.
An interesting tidbit I thought was completely awesome: The blood that they suction off during the surgery was spun down and given back to her, so the actual blood loss was very minimal. We didn't ask about transfusion but we were told earlier that they have to prime the Heart & Lung machine and they usually do that with donor blood.