This is just to let you know that Alissa came through the surgery with flying colors. She got to keep all the body parts she wanted to keep and everything. They don't have to admit her, so I imagine Todd and I will be taking her home in a few hours. Thanks for all your good thoughts and support.
Oh, and if you're in the mood to keep the good surgery mojo going- please send good thoughts to Caroline (Amanda's college roommate who got new lungs three years ago) and her husband Ryan. Apparently, the meds that one takes when one has the condition that requires a lung transplant have the unfortunate side effect of kicking the shit of your kidneys, and Ryan- sweet man that he is- happens to be a match. Pretty handy, marrying someone who can give you internal organs, no? :) Their surgery takes longer, so we're still waiting to hear.
Naturally, Nanny and her convent of cloistered nuns are on it. ;)
And Alissa is doing great!