After an incredibly long day that ostensibly began at 5am but for me was really just a continuation of the day before, C is resting comfortably in the Boston CICU. He did very well in surgery. Dr. Baird was able to repair the valve and there was no leak present on the post repair echo. C has minimal bleeding, no rhythm issues, and had no problems coming off bypass. He tried to sit up earlier today so they have increased his sedation meds. It is 8:00 and it feels like 1am. They may try to extubate around midnight.