The first hurdle is cleared. Monty got through the surgery with no complications so far. He's pretty much out of it and will be through today. By tomorrow he'll be more awake and aware. There is a lot of pain, but he's got a pain med pump that he controls, so he's able to stay ahead of it and keep himself as comfortable as is possible. He's still in ICU, of course, and I don't know how long they'll keep him there. They won't even begin talking about food for him until Monday, because they've got to let the surgical sites (internal and external) heal a bit before adding the stress of processing real food.
I know he'll be rooting for steak and chocolate cake, not necessarily in that order. I suspect what he'll get is Jell-O ... heh heh ... not EVEN close. hehehehehehe
Okay, I'm heading to the hospital ... again. Poor little Holmesie is feeling a bit left out, but I'm playing with her as much as I can when I get home. She seems to be feeling a bit better, and she's eating nicely, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that she'll succeed in her battle with the effects of the tainted food.
Thank you ... all of you ... every one of you ... for your wonderful wishes, and your prayers. I've been reading the responses to Dave and it's done him a world of good ... and me, too.
I think the idea of a gathering next year is an amazing idea. GO FOR IT!
Again, thank you all ...