Update 4pm PDT: YCD is off the operating table and onto recovery-ville, albeit minus an organ and a gland. Thank you for the good vibes: I'll credit my loyal YCR's (Yankees Chick Readers, obv) with a percentage of the success factor!!
My beloved YCD is currently in el hospital undergoing a major surgery, so I shall be incommunicado for - at least - the next several hours. Feel free to send some good vibes his way...