Great news, Has continued to come about after mariska's surgery. About 40 hours after surgery they said that she was doing so good that they could already close her chest. Melynda and I were so excited to her this because this wasnt expected until at least 3 or 4 days after surgery. We were told that it normally takes at least that long to close her chest. So they ended up closing her chest and there was still a risk that they may have to open it back up because the heart is not used to the pressure. So still praying and hoping everything will still go well. She started to Improve even more than the Doctors Expected. We were so overwhelmed with joy when we heard the news that she is progressing faster than normal and they are now gradually taking off her medications little by little and everything continues to go Excellentlly. As the Nurse Says she is doing "Stellar" and Continues to improve rapidly, We Want to thank everyone for all the many prayers that you have offered for us, we know god has been with us at this time and this trial has helped our family draw closer to our Savior. We will continue to keep you all posted and want to again thank you all again for Every tiny thing that you have offered us and done for us, It means so much to us to know we are being watched over and looked after. Thank you All very much. We are Looking foward to the day when mariska comes home, which as things seem to be progressing with be fairly soon.