Hi Katidid, I am sorry you haven't had any responses to your post here. I did just want to drop in on it and welcome you to Healing Well. Sometimes the heart forum can get a little slow so, hoping that is the case here my replying will bump up your post to the top again so other members will see it. I do hope you get some replies or at least some feedback on this procedure.
I understand your having tons of questions regarding your mothers care. My mom needs to have 4 of her heart valves replaced due to valvular disease. She keeps putting it off though because I am sick too and she feels the need to take care of me.
Please keep us updated on how your mom is doing and you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Take care