I just arrived at the hospital, right as Dan was about to get a bath - so I decided to gracefully exit and let them do their thing, and now I'm in the waiting room and can update everyone real quick.
He had a marathon surgery today...he was the first case of the day, which means he goes to the OR between 7 and 8am. He didn't come back to his room until about 4:30. As of now, his right leg is completely closed, the amputation as well as the inner thigh wound, and they are done with it. They successfully closed the left leg today, at the amputated end, and set a special dressing on the left inner thigh in preparation for a skin graft that's to come in a few weeks. They also had to adjust the screw they placed in his pelvis last week, and now they have it right where they want it. They were supposed to fix his broken right hand today, but were unable to do anything because the bones had already fixated rock-solid. They'll have to consult a hand specialist to figure out a plan for fixing it. Now he has two days in a row of rest (yes!) and another surgery scheduled for Friday to do more washing out of all the wounds that are still open.
I know my mom wrote about some bumps in the road that Dan's been experiencing lately - I was with him most of last night and it was definitely rough. All the pain, vomiting, lack of sleep, hiccupping (he'll hiccup for 30 minutes straight!), inability to position himself how he wants, and the very painful restriction on eating and drinking that he's had to go through would make me want to cry and punch everyone in the face. But he's not that way, at all. Through all of this he's remained calm, polite, and gracious. I'm so proud of him.
I haven't seen him at all today, because he's been in the OR, but 5 minutes ago when I arrived here and popped my head in I saw a huge smile on his face, and he told me he couldn't wait to tell me all about his day.
That's all for now, wish us luck tonight!