Aww Karen, to have another theatre use go long postponing your help feels awful. I can surely understand the anger you feel, while also feeling gratified you reach out in understanding love which embraces the patient whose surgery went LONG.
A friend of mine whose liver became riddled with metastatic cancer was in surgery far longer than she had been told would be the case as portions of that organ were removed, and it has worked to have been positive for her to date. Thus, with you, I feel hope for the individual whose surgery went long that they will be OK. We just never know, do we?
My love crosses the Pond for you as well. Lord knows you need that spirit of being hugged by all of us right now. I pray your time out with Mum was both time well spent and calming.
Love from Colorado,