By lunch time we'd found out that surgery is now scheduled for next Monday or Wednesday, Chico had seen both an OT and a PT, and we'd talked about adapting our home for him in preparation for whenever he is well enough to be there. A new light shines in this room.
Now we are organizing for my departure. I'll be able to work for a few days and get something done at home before coming back down for the surgery and the day after.
Though the extended bedrest is unwelcome, we are very happy that the two teams of surgeons are working together for the most positive outcome possible. We are comfortable with the plan even with its characteristic uncertainty.
The insurance appraiser just called from the car. He pronounced it a total loss.
He wondered first if Chico was ok and second if he needed a rental car.
I just overheard Chico saying to the OT, "Yes, in fact my pain is being so well managed that I'm having to supplement it now [with the foot drop boot]." I like the sunny side up on Chico.
Lots of stories to tell, people to convey, feelings to explore. For now, it's more preparation and then a drive to Vermont.
Thanks for being here with us even as you sit, stand or lounge wherever you are.