Please pray for this precious family. Papaw came through the surgery where they discovered that his appendix had perforated. They removed it, cultured an abscess that had formed on it, then cleaned the rest of his organs. He was very alert in the ICU, and had removed (or at least tried to remove) several of the lines that he was attached to early this morning. The doctor decided to put him back onto the ventilator and sedate him in order for him to recover over the next few days. It is still a touch-and-go situation, and the doctors are worried about a man of his advanced age (he's 81) recovering easily after having such a drastic surgery.
I will keep you all posted when I find out anything else. It may be a couple of days before I have a chance to upload anything, but I will try to get something on here for you.