The bad news is that today he has to have surgery for a hernia. He found a highly recommended doctor who has been amazing so far so I am confident it will all work out well. Please do keep him in your thoughts as well as the doctors & nurses caring for him (so that they are thinking clearly and putting his needs first). I'm at work for a few hours this morning and then will be taking him to the hospital around lunchtime. I'll post an update when I can to let you know how it goes.