We appreciate all of the good wishes and prayers!
Mr. Jim is making a quick recovery from the surgery, and he finally got transferred from ICU to a private room a few hours ago. It is much more comfortable for both of us. The number of wires and tubes has drastically been reduced, and he has graduated to a liquid diet. He'll get to try some soft solid foods tomorrow. Mr. Jim is sitting up in a chair a lot now and walking laps with the aid of a walker and physical therapist.
So we have substantial progress going on, and our spirits have been lifted. We are grateful.