The nurse called a little while ago to let us know that everything was still going smoothly. They had completed the parotidectomy and were moving on to the neck dissection. Sorry for the delay, a school called for a phone interview as I hung up the phone with the nurse and I had to find a quiet corner to do the interview. Thanks for all the supportive messages that everyone has been sending and posting. We are very grateful for the amazing outpouring from so many folks.