I don't think Patrick'll be doing this in the near future. Exhibit A: Patrick's right collar bone.
Thank you to all for your prayers and (nurse John) for your advice. When the Orthopedic Surgeon at the VA Hospital talked with Patrick today he said he wanted to try another type of sling and see him in 2 weeks---it should grow back together!! Can you see from the xray what his collar bone looks like?? Do you think the doctor even looked at the xray? Patrick has an appt. with our friend & GP (former ER doc) Ira Ungar at 430 this afternoon for a second opinion. If Ira says he concurs (with the orthropod) than we'll be okay with this, otherwise he may have to forget about the VA and go elsewhere to get the bone set. Oh man I feel so majorly helpless. Patrick feels like he is in limbo right now and has major pain. He says as long as he doesn't move he's sort of okay. What a mess. A young couple from the Mennonite church said they'd watch the dogs if I need to go down to Phoenix, so I might have to take them up on their offer. I will keep you posted. Keep up the prayers, and thank you.