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Hank came home Friday night, still ‘drunk’, with his lump draining a bit of blood in his drool. Nonetheless he was very much himself in personality & interests, if not motor skills. By midday Saturday he was 100%, and now the only evidence that he had a procedure is the shaved bit on his leg where they put the IV.

This turned out NOT to be a tooth abscess, and the surgeon was a bit stumped. She did drain the lump, remove the tooth (it did have root damage), clean his teeth overall, and take samples of bone (bone growth!) and other tissue from the lump area for biopsy. We should get results in 1-2 weeks.