Dad's pain increased over night, but is still being managed well. His incision is on his right side of his throat. During surgery, Dad's esophagus and windpipe were moved to the side so that his vertebrae and spinal cord were accessible. This movement is what is causing Dad's throat to be sore.
Due to a vocal patient nearby, Mom and Dad didn't rest well last night. This morning, Dad was determined that he was going home to rest in his own bed. The neurosurgeon who rounded this morning was very pleased with how Dad is doing and agreed to let Dad discharge!
Mom and Dad left Redmond around 11:00am, and he's now at home with a Dole Whip in hand and a puppy in his lap.
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