We are most relieved to have Dad safely through this procedure.  Sounds like it was pretty unpleasant but he is a trooper.  Thanks for your prayers and kind thoughts.  Only time will tell how successful it has been.  For the moment he has some heavy duty pain killers for any post-op pain that are keeping him comfortable.

He will now begin to wean himself off the anti-convulsants and see how things are. I am praying that this will, at last, give him some much needed relief from this nasty condition.