Thursday, August 12, 2010

Surgery 8/13/2010

Chris had surgery on his right hand/thumb this morning. Several pins were placed as his thumb was fractured in three places. The physician said that all went well. The pins will stay in for 5-6 weeks, and then he'll have them taken out. Chris will have to stay in Parris Island for an additional 4 weeks or so as his thumb continues to heal and he is able to have Occupational therapy. He will then be medically discharged and be able to come home.

Yes, this means that Chris's recruit training is over. He is very disappointed/upset and understandably so. He would like to be home more than anything while he recovers, but he has to stay there so that the military doctors can monitor his thumb and the healing process. I do not think he'll have much to do over the next 2-3 months, but he will certainly be able to read all cards and letters that we send to him. He will be transferred to a Rehabilitation platoon on Monday. As soon as I get a letter with that address, I will post it!

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