The surgery lasted 5 hours and about 10 minutes. The resident that Chico has been seeing every day at 5 AM (our hero) came out beaming but was reserved in his appraisal. As was the surgeon in charge who said, "The surgery went as well as could be expected." The were able to stick to small incisions, they rodded the femur, plated the tibia, pinned two toes and put a screw in a third. This amounts to four pretty major surgeries at once, I was told. I feel confident that they did their best. I feel confident that their best is a model of expertise.
Infection will be a worry for a long time. Months.
Hopefully in a few days Chico can recommence chin-ups.
My brother, Gordon, arrives tonight for a support sleepover, and Chester will arrive on Friday.
We are moving forward.