Patty has been fluctuating between doing fairly well (she's been having fewer breathing problems and arrhythmias) and fairly poorly (she's vomited several times over the past few days). She's frustrated because she's feeling just enough under the weather that she's not up for most activities. Last night, she somehow aggravated her incision site, which is now much more painful than it had been in days prior. Our overall impression is that she's improving, and that these are blips along the way to full recovery. Keep your fingers crossed. I'll check back within the next couple of days to provide an update.