Thursday, April 14, 2011

Distal bicep rupture surgery done...

Dan had his surgery on Tuesday. What a long day it was! We left the house at 11am and didn't return until 2am! I was unaware that he didn't have a "booked" surgery... but was just waiting to see if they could fit him in. They fit him in last at 8:30 and the surgery was just shy of 2 hours.

He is in a half cast and tensor bandage with strict instruction to wear the sling 24/7 - this means he can't even take it off to get dressed! In 2 weeks, he will have an appt to go get the staple taken out and get an Xray. They had to carve a section of bone out to re-attach the muscle to. The pain is pretty intense, but it doesn't stop him from going to work. I'm pretty convinced at this point that nothing can operate without him. Poor guy. He was supposed to be on bed rest yesterday and his phone wouldn't stop ringing! There he was, on the blower ordering concrete and putting out everyone's fires. He was also up first thing this am and out the door...

So, he will be in the cast for 6 weeks. They don't want him to move it at all. He cannot start physio until 12 weeks... and full healing will not happen until 6-9 months. It will be a long summer! I told Dan, his arm will be perfect for cradling a baby and that's about it!! ;)

Koda's position in the cute dog contest has been taken over... please vote - (there is no limit on how many times you can vote) Thank you!!

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