My dad's surgeon came out after 12 actual hours of operating and said that he was pleased with the outcome. Dad will be completely out of it tonight and since there are no ICU beds and that's where he would go after such a procedure, he's staying in recovery all night long and he's the only patient and has four nurses! How's that for patient:staff ratio? He said he stayed stable the entire length of the operation and could not be doing better. Praise God. Please continue to pray that as he awakens that his pain is able to be controlled and his recovery is smooth.
As for Conway, he did pretty fine this afternoon but this evening just couldn't settle. His breathing was more labored. Not sure if he couldn't sleep because of the steroid treatments or what, but he just didn't want to be in bed and we can't exactly let him cry and get worked up b/c he is unable to breathe when he gets like that. He finally fell asleep about 5 minutes ago (10:07pm) which is quite late for him. We're crossing our fingers that he sleeps peacefully all night and we don't end up having to take him in.