This photo was taken at Waimea Falls Park in Hawaii, and yes, I did take it!
I just spoke with my Brother. He went in early this morning for his Surgery and is doing ok. He said that he keeps looking down and wondering why his leg is lighter and where is Foot is....He told me more than my SIL had told me about his time in the Hospital a week ago.
She had told me that his Foot had not been Infected, nor had it caused his becoming so ill, thus needing the weeks Hospital stay to recover. He told me that his Foot had gotten Infected, and did cause his Blood to get all wacky, as well as his Diabetes out of control.
He said that once his Surgeon got the MRI results back, he knew that just scraping the Foot wasn't enough, and needed another Surgery. He said that even then, the recovery would be at least 4-5 months, and he could not guarantee that it would be enough to save the Foot. Now remember that by now, he is friends with the Surgeon, and the Surgeon knows how much he didn't want to lose his Foot.
So my Brother asked him if taking the Foot would make it easier to recover and get rid of the Infection. The Surgeon said that by taking the Foot, it would change everything! So he said lets do it, I'm tired of fighting it. So the Surgeon had another Specialist call him to discuss the different Prosthesis's available. Luckily his Daughter's Boyfriends, best friend works at this Prosthesis Office and he was discussing them with my Brother as well, before he even went in to the Appointment. I am not aware of what kind they chose, but I am sure that it is one that will enable him to be active again.
So thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, he really appreciated them!! Now he can get on with his life and stop worrying about whether or not his Foot will become Infected. And he can go back to work full time!! He has been scraping by financially trying to keep their heads above water, as he couldn't work like he needed to. He owns and operates his own Diesel Truck, so if he didn't work, he didn't get paid....we all know how that goes I'm sure!
I will post more later, till next time....
Aloha My Friends :)