My hubby's temperature has dropped considerably since yesterday's procedure - 99.2!!! Which means he is on the way to kicking this infection without having to struggle against anymore toxic goo in his body cavity...Wow. It took a week, but we're on the road now. This is going to be a long process, especially when it comes to physical therapy. They cut through all of his abdominal muscles, and he relies on them to help get up out of chairs and beds without straining his bad back. We are all breathing a little easier, but we'll feel even better in a week or so... A big thank you to the staff at the ICU at Cayuga Medical Center. They are the finest kind of people imaginable.