He made it through surgery safely. 3 hours of waiting to go into the OR. 4 hours of surgery, 2 and a half hours in recovery, then up to his room for the next week or more. The surgeon said there was a dangerous amount of infection & inflammation. Large incision and lots of pain medication. But at least this first part is over with.
The free hospital coffee in the OR waiting area is nasty stuff. Fortunately a coffee shop on the lobby level with delicious coffee and fresh-baked (not at the hospital) pastries, muffins, cookies. Definitely worth the walk and the money.
Long, long day.