As tonight ends, I am feeling some relief and see a small light at the end of the tunnel. The surgeries are now over and we can move towards weaning my wife from the ventilator - a process than can take a few days. This is our next goal. Success here means a regular room and hospital food! I'll be it even tastes great after a week of IV nourishment!
Thank you all for your words of support and encouragement.
Tonight will be my first opportunity for more than a couple hours sleep since Tuesday morning. Yes. I am exhausted!