Jim is out of surgery. I haven't seen him yet, but both the neurosurgeon and anesthesiologist came by and said he did great! The neurosurgeon was very happy about the outcome (more on this later), and the anesthesiologist said Jim was among the easiest awake craniotomy patients he's had. Jim was awake most of the time, worked well with the electrophysiologist for the brain mapping (e.g., answered questions, followed commands), and was steady and calm the whole time. He did everything except reach in and assist with the surgery itself!
Thank you all for your prayers and support. Please keep them coming.
(our time stamp was set to Pacific time...I have changed it to Eastern. Sorry for the confusion).