Quick update - Dad's surgery took 4 hours when it was supposed to take 2. Those last 2 hours were torture. They think they got the entire tumor and were pleased that it had shrunk after chemo. They were able to do the surgery without giving him the "coloscopy sack" - us engineers call it a bypass line for the rectum and it is no fun.
Thank you for your positive thoughts!
Today, I am grateful for:
The surgeon who respected my father's wishes and performed the surgery requested, worked twice as long and did a great job.
My step mom's friends who came to the hospital and showed support.
My husband's sister, who did a great job reading to the kids tonight, with love and patience.