Good luck and congratulations. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a successful surgery and a speedy and painfree recovery. Please let us know how you are doing. Godspeed!
Dear Barbara & David:
I'm sorry to hear that things haven't gotten much better yet. I also had the NG tube and I remember how uncomfortable it was but I also remember that it did relieve my pain. If he could stand having it a little longer he may get some relief. A lot of time these things are a trade-off(some bad but greater good, hopefully). A longer hospital stay is tough but if they can resolve his issues where he doesn't have to be re-hospitalized later it probably is better. (tradeoff again)
My wife and I are pulling for you and you both are in our thoughts and prayers.
Keep us posted.