I'm back from the local hospital, it's 3:00 a.m. and Ray is probably almost to Modesto by now.
He was in good spirits but pretty dopey. They started him with nitro which did nothing so put him on morphine for the pain.
The closest pulmonary surgeon is in Modesto. Fresno is a little further away. Their hospital is much larger and so is the city. They say it's not a growth but they don't know what it is. They're sure it didn't come out of nowhere. It might be old scar tissue, it might be anything.
Unless there's a change, nothing will happen before tomorrow morning probably. I'll try to set things up here so I can go there but I may wait until I know a little more. What I do know is if they're giving him morphine, he will hardly know I'm in the room . We've been down this road before - more than once.
Talk to you later.