The 7 hour surgery went as well as expected yesterday. They had him fairly sedated last night due to leaving the breathing tube in, but he woke up every hour or so and needed to be sedated more and more throughout the night. We were all so happy to get that tube out of him this morning. He can now whisper (his throat is still dry and hurts from the tube) and is being so paitent...even when he is the one that is in pain. I slept with him this afternoon and we both took a nap. Pain management is going fairly well.
Please continue to keep him in your prayers, especially as he is recovering and as we await the news of the labs. It sounds like an agressive cancer and they did not get it all out of the lungs, but are hoping that it responds well to the chemo/radiation. It's one step in this journey done...now onto the healing part. I will update later when possible.