We just got word from Dr. Francis that Max is our of surgery. She said he did very well. The mass came out whole and was only connected to one nerve. She said bleeding was at a minimum. He will be moving up to ICU sometime this afternoon--it was already reserved because of the location of the tumor--but she acted like it wasn't really necessary. He will be staying at least for 24 hours, maybe more--we will wait and see.
Right now we are just waiting for him to sober up to go back and see him in recovery---although, I think it would be kind of fun to see him all doped up.
Basically, everything went as well as can be expected. I attribute that to everyone's prayers which I appreciate more than you know. Thank you very much.
Zōjō-ji [temple] in Shiba
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