I'm glad to hear that he's now home and I hope that he'll start feeling better and will soon begin to eat and drink. Some times pain meds make an animal so out of it that they just can't eat or drink. I know all too well just how expensive the surgery is because my RB Storm had it when he was 8 years old. He had to have it done by a board certified surgeon because his was a difficult case since he had the scar tissue problem. If I didn't have any credit cards, I would've never been able to have paid for his surgery and I would've lost him a long time ago. Lots more prayers and positive thoughts are being sent to both you and Ming.