What is the model number of the ps3. If it is a 3000 or above there is no fix for it. If it one that is lower you will need to hook up a hardware flasher and downgrade it or pay someone to do it. Thanks
Sorry to hear about the surgery. It is really nerve racking just had someone i love go through it. Hope all turns out well and you and family have a holiday together whether it be at hospital or not your together!!
It is a requisite to make a clean and correct dump of your ps3 before proceeding with your downgrading process but it is optional to make a dump after downgrading since you still have the flash dump created with the downgrade patch
From what I have read is that the downgrade pup only works on rogero 4.30. So if that is the case you might have to update to rogero 4.30 and then downgrade the ps3 using the downgrade pup. And then once that is all done you will have to q&a the ps3. Thanks