It turns out that the surgeon (who is the best in the area, we are very pleased with him) is scheduled for surgeries months in advance. For people like my husband who came to the surgeon in an emergency, they have spots to fit him in. Our scheduler did not make us aware that was the case. She just told us he was booked up. We assumed my husband was being left in the lurch.
We have everything scheduled in the same week we thought, except not the day we wanted. Looks like I have to rearrange my schedule for theirs, but what else is a wife to do? They only do surgery on one specific day that week.
Good news: Healing is on schedule. His pain is next to nothing at this point. Yesterday they removed the cast from his left foot and replaced it with a boot. Next Thursday the outer apparatus (external fixater) will be removed (surgery) and replaced with a boot.
Bad news: His pain will return after the surgery from the removal. He still cannot have any weight bearing on either foot for another five weeks.
We are focusing on the good news … the next phase of recovery has begun. The scheduling didn’t work out exactly on the day we wanted, but still in the timing needed for his moving forward. We trust all will work out in the end with his healing. Just like the scheduling, it may not be completely back to perfect, but it will be enough for him to live his normal life again.
I want to thank all of you who wrote supportive input in the comment boxes for me. May you be blessed.
I have some interesting blogs drafted. They need to be edited yet, but I hope to see you when those get posted.