Surgery was a success--Neil is back in one piece. He's been thirsty since the recovery room, and very groggy. It's been a strange experience to see him attached to all the tubes and monitors again, but this time he's aware of his surroundings and wants to know what everything is for. He'll be here at RWJ through the night and then back home tomorrow.
I'd almost forgotten how terrific Neil looks with a symmetrical head. Even though it's bandage-covered, it's nice and round. We're so happy to be able to save the helmet for it's original purpose only. Neil's aim is to be ready to use it for snowboarding next season--some good motivation for working hard at therapy and healing!