Folks, a brief update for those of you following. I won't draw this out either; things went great. All in all, everything went better than we expected or even hoped. The doc felt really good about this repair, and was very positive about "the final product". TG.
Surgery began about 8 this a.m., and ran until about 3:30. A little longer than we had though b/c there was a lot of bleeding that needed to be taken care of before they were comfortable "closing him up".
Currently, T is doing well in ICU and states that he hates the breathing tube, and feels better than he did at this stage last time.
I'm exhausted. I've been up since 4:30 a.m. and naturally got no sleep today. It's now 9:00, but I needed some "office time", so I'm at the office for a breather, and a little work to help me feel relaxed.
I plan to go back to the hospital to see T early tomorrow a.m., and then he should be moved to his own room - at that point he will have email and FB access, once he feels up to it, so any notes y'all want to send him, please do. He'll have nothing to do but answer them!!
Ok, enough for now. I need to get some work done before I fall asleep on my keyboard. Thanks for the good thoughts, prayers, voicemails, and texts. Y'all are great.