Tony's surgery went well. Thank you all for the prayers, I could feel them, and I know he could also.
We got to Chicago about 6pm. Tony looked much better than I had expected. In fact, I'm pretty sure he looked better than the day before. He was doing much better the day we got there. We were able to visit with him quit a while. Evidently, he kept asking "when is Sis (that's me) going to be here." That made me feel good. (you know it is all about me--lol!) At any rate, the infection was somewhat under control by Sunday evening, and his white blood cell count was closer to normal. He went into surger around 9:30 am and they were done around 1:30. The surgery was successful and there was not much damage to the liver, in fact they were very pleased with the results. I was able to see him for a quick second after he was back in ICU. We didn't visit long, because he needed to rest. When Bridget, my sis in law, called last evening, Tony was doing well. He was awake, although still a little groggy from the anesthia.
Rob and I made it back home safely. Smiling providence once again. Zach slept the entire ride home, with the execption of making him eat when we stopped to eat. Then they all slept from that point on. We made it in about 2am.
Thank you all for your prayers. We definately could feel the effects of them. God is so faithful. I could feel his presence with me during this trying time.