UPDATE FROM ACT V:
As promised, here is Phoenix. He was discharged from the hospital today, and he is having a happy reunion with his hedgehog!
Hallelujah for his trusty friend!
The second surgery went well, but he seems to be in pain.
(Not to worry, we will fix that.)
He has restrictions and is not allowed to run, jump, play or climb stairs. Also, he has to go potty on a leash.
(Which is a bigger deal for the human) ;-)
In spite of it all, his foster family is geared up, ready to go, and a plan is in place!
Back to business as usual.