Another update on Christopher. He came out from the anesthesia feeling well, and he was even able to jump down from his recovery bed and into his hospital bed without help.
Because he will be taking on a long, hot drive through the netherlands of Honduras so soon after his surgery, the doctors have taken some extra precautions with him. They are keeping Chris in the hospital overnight, and filling him with IV fluids. That way, he will be fully hydrated before the trip, regardless of how his throat is doing. So far, he hasn't wanted anything to eat or drink.
If everything is okay, they will start on the drive home tomorrow, taking it easy (I hope), and stopping somewhere for the night if things are too strenuous for Chris. Not that Chris is likely to tell anyone if he's feeling badly - he's gonna be that kind of man.