Just got secondhand word from the OR, the surgeon is initiating procedures for Lisa's reentry to consciousness, aka begun closing procedures. I did not personally speak to the nurse so I do not know what stage of the procedure they are in. In neurosurgery there will be multiple stages beginning with fabricating new dura mater* from other body tissue as well as some magic ingredients**, then replacing and securing the cranial bone removed for access, and reattaching any muscles necessary, and finally closing the epidermis. As you might guess this could still be some time; however, she is on her way back folks, the recovery vessels have been informed to expect splashdown.
Next update will be when the surgeon comes to tell me how things went.
*The tough fibrous membrane covering the brain and the spinal cord and
lining the inner surface of the skull. It is the outermost of the three
meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord.
** man, I know I'm tired when I resort to that phrase.