The good is that my relative came though surgery like a trooper. He is strong and solid and I'm so grateful. Will protect his privacy and not give details of his surgery and his identity, but we shed tears of gratitude.
The bad is that the surgery took more than 5 hours, and because of delays we were at the hospital in Springfield for over 11 hours. Yikes. A long day. But our relative slept through it all. :)
The ugly is my throat and ear. Omigod. But luckily I felt good all day and just relapsed on the way home.
Time for bed.
And tomorrow both my animals get fixed. Poor babies.