Stuey's surgery was a success by all measures. He did great with the little amount of anesthetic they had to give him. The needle came out easily-with a slight "tug". Dr. Robinson showed me the needle-it was in a small plastic vial. It was about 2 inches long, and quite corroded. I didn't expect it to look so old!
Dr. Robinson said it will be sent to Anchorage Pathology lab to be tested to see what kind of needle it is.
I'm glad it is out of Stuey's leg and everything went so smoothly.