Everything is going as planned! He is able to do what he wanted to do, which is to leave the lower section that is fused and replace and extend the upper section into the cervical spine. He is also switching out the screws and replacing them with hooks.
We were told 8 hours of actually surgical time, which officially started at 9:50. So we are probably looking at another 5 1/2 hours of surgery. We are hanging in there!