I'm at my folks house (they picked up Geo at school)... en route here Z called to say they had decided to schedule Ed into the O.R. to get the dam thing out... Our plan was for me to get here, borrow a car and get to the hospital with clothes and food... but they just opened up a spot for him so Ed is going (*gasp*) under the knife as I type... they should be home inside the hour. It's most likely a quick procedure and a local anisthetic (hence letting him leave immediately afterwards) but I just don't have all that much info.
I'll post again later tonight ... send my little nugget some good vibes - he must be rather beside himself.
(all will be well, I'm sure.)