I just talked with Stephen and passed along all the best wishes and such. He told me to be sure and say thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. He said it may be a little while till he can post, he has internet on his phone but the service is bad. The doctors seem encouraged that they have the infection under control but it is still unclear if he will need further surgery. He is sick of hospital already, I told him I could smuggle him a cheese burger or anything else he needed., (he knows I am serious) I told him I am amazed how cooks can go to school and learn how to ruin perfectly good food.
Anyway, thanks again from Stephen, I will keep you posted.