Well, we got our miracle... surgery is done and now it is all about the recovery. It is gonna be a longer road than you might think would be warranted for a measly pinkish clearish sequin not quite the size of a dime.
Then again, you leave it in a body for as long as this thing appears to have been in Pearl's throat? Well, a few months on a feeding tube may seem like small potatoes, or I guess it would be liquefied potatoes. Whatever. The important thing to remember is that this may in fact, be the cause of her problems, the entire cause, and nothing BUT the cause.
I will tell the tale, but right now I'm gonna sleep. It looks like she will be at the hospital for at least two weeks... so there will be PLENTY of time to give you all the TMI details.