Maggie is now in surgery, will be finished in about 2 hours.
UPDATE 1, 9:09 CST: They just called from the operating room, and are beginning to close up. Maggie is doing fine.
UPDATE 2, 9:25 CST: The surgeon just came by and told us everything went fine, and that Maggie is in recovery. She probably won’t feel the stimulator at the setting it is currently at, but will over the next several weeks as the doctors increase the electrical current. The doctor made two incisions: one in the neck to wrap the wires around the vagal nerve, and another near her left shoulder to insert the VNS device.
UPDATE 3, 10:26 CST: Maggie is resting peacefully in her room, looking forward to going home tomorrow.