Dixie had his surgery yesterday and everything went as well as possible. He is out of recovery and into a room. I actually just spoke to him on the phone and he sounded like.. himself with a dry throat. What a relief.
My mom said he was in the room for five minutes before she, Laura and David got there and the nurse already knew his name was Dixie Doc and he played trumpet in a band. Which is to say he is acting like himself.
Thanks again for all the support.