FINALLY, at 5:30, they called us to the desk for a brief visit to see Lacie in recovery in the PACU. 10 hours after she went in for surgery. She looks great. She was asleep when we arrived but quietly talkative in a few moments and in good spirits, all considered. Compared to her last surgery, she really does look great. Last time she had a terrible allergic reaction to the tape they put on her face and that combined with her laying face down for the surgery, she was quite puffy for a couple days. But this time she is showing only a minimal amount of swelling so they must have done something different. She will be very happy about that come tomorrow. She can then spend more time fussing about her hair instead!
We will get one more visit tonight between 7:30-8, which is general visiting hours for the PACU. She will be staying there overnight (with no visitation allowed) and tomorrow morning she will be moved to a "step-down" room for the next two days which is a private room where she'll have more care than in the regular part of the hospital and we will get to see her as much as we want.
I'll give another update later this evening after the next visit.