John is out of surgery, and it went incredible. He was only in surgery for around 20 minutes. Dr. Rutter did not have to perform the major procedure that we had feared would happen, the arytenoidectomy. The issue with his arytenoids was cleared up, go figure...
The scar tissue has not returned (even though that is still a high possibility). They did nothing but look around. Dr. Rutter's comments were that he could have done some small things, but the pain involved was not worth the improvement that it would make.
Thanks for praying, as it went awesome. The doctor's were shocked again. We go back in April. At that time we'll get another swallow study, and then he'll take a look at his vocal chords. It seems that these visits may be winding down.
John, Debby, and my Mom will be driving home tomorrow. Also, we're still waiting on the appeal with the insurance company. Please keep those on your prayer list.