Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Well I thought I'd use a different font today to remind you that it's me and not Dan posting...yet! We found out more about the condition of his jaw from the surgeon this morning. Turns out, his jawbone was actually fractured. No wonder he was in so much pain?! There was an infection in part of the jaw but they took out that section and had two good solid parts to which they could connect the new piece, kind of like legos. Today and tonight will be the worst of the pain and swelling but they gave him a pump so he can press it when the pain is too bad. They have him up sitting in a chair now and he took a couple steps, keeping weight off the defibularized leg. Jamie Savage said now his voice will be fibulous! Since he has the trach tube in he can't talk, but he's scribbling up a storm. I try to answer their questions for him but he'll have none of it. So we need not worry about Mr. Duggan losing his personality during this exercise!