We hung out at the hospital most of the day yesterday, and then I went over there today after going to a friend's wedding. He's in pretty good spirits, and they've been able to control the pain pretty well. He's doing even better today, he's been more alert and talking in complete sentences (the pain pills are making him kinda loopy), and he recognizes all of his friends and family, and he's still got his sense of humor. His girlfriend even got him to eat today.
The neurosurgeon said that they might be able to do the surgery in a few days, but can't tell us for sure yet. It seems to me that he's in the best possible shape for being in a horrible situation, and we all have high hopes for his recovery. Thank you so much for the kind thoughts and prayers- I knew I could count on my AA friends.
Keep sending those good vibes and I will keep you updated.