Thank you so much for your prayers and warm healing thoughts. Rainer's surgery went well. They removed the stranded catheter from his heart and we are home and safe. I so appreciate all your support. Now we have a nice sense of "closure" to the cancer and are so happy to be moving forward.
Here are a few scenes from before and after. In between he was having surgery (a cardiac catheterization actually), lying flat afterwards for 4+ hours, and sleeping and having popsicles.