My Dad pulled through the surgery and did really well. I saw him briefly yesterday and he gave me a thumbs up - a very welcome sight indeed!
He has a tough recovery ahead, and we just need to see how he does these next few days. He needs to avoid infection, more than anything. So far, so good!
Thank you to all of you who posted well wishes and prayers - I cannot tell you what a comfort that was for me...thank you so much!