Master James had his heart surgery (aortal valve replacement) on the morning of the 16th, and everything went fine. I talked to him on the phone today; he's sitting up, eating real food, and sounding cheery and coherent, though a bit hoarse from the respirator and sleepy from the pain meds. He says he is not having too much pain, and the nurses are being very good to him. ;-D
We expect him home from the hospital on Jan. 28, and it looks like he will probably be fit to go to Kingdom A&S in March. Many thanks to all his friends for their good wishes!