Lynda just called - Dad's still in surgery (they took him in late, as usual).
I hate being so far away when this shit happens.
Yay! He's out, all went well - just had to remove a small section of his intestines that were all twisted up (which was causing the blockage). He'll be in ICU overnight, then he can't eat for 4 or 5 days (which is funny, since beforehand Lynda said all he could think about was eating something, as he hasn't had solid food for over a week now).
He's a card, bless his heart. :)
He's out of recovery and wheeled into ICU, so far so good. Mom said he's happy to have his self-administered morphine button close at hand. Doped up and good to go! :D