Open Heart gallery

I've just posted up a gallery of images from my recent visit to the States; the photography is of my mother's stay in hospital and recovery following open heart surgery in July. She is doing fantastically well (her doctor said it was a 'textbook perfect' surgery). 

I've more imagery from her time in hospital but some of it is rather confronting. I've a new compassion for people who have loved ones on long-term life support and know that their condition is critical or irreversible. Thankfully, Mom was only briefly on a ventilator and all the associated critical care machines. Click on the image below to go to the gallery.