So, some of the weekend will be occupied with the fabulous Miss Grace and the sweetest little boy ever who will spend Saturday and some of Sunday with us while my sister goes to a foo foo wedding in the Hamptons with her new beau.
I hope they will be a good distraction for Mr. Helen.
Speaking of Mr. Helen. He got to the doctor and had x-rays done, which confirmed that he did indeed have a Grade 3 tear of the adductor muscles in his left leg. Fortunately, they had not detached because that would have meant surgery. I wish I could show you his leg but can you believe it, he won't let me take a photo. It's black and blue from his groin to his knee and there's one spot right at the top about 2 inches in diameter that's fire engine red. According to the ortho that's where the tear is. He's looking at 4-6 weeks for a somewhat full recovery and I'm going to have to watch him like a hawk as the man does not know when to say when. Tuesday night I was going to Muay Thai class as usual and he comes up the stairs and is dressed to go as well. WHAT? He proceeds to tell me that he's just going to go and punch because he needs some stress relief. Um, OK, except what about the fact that if you are standing properly, when you punch your hips rotate? He pretty much told me to shut it that he was going. When we got there and Kyoshi saw him she asked him what the heck he thought he was doing there and he started stammering blah blah blah. She looked right at him and said, "You can't take the class. But I had to send a sensei home sick, so if you'd like you may teach it." (
My father-in-law finally had his surgery on Wednesday. When he got to Yale they discovered several issues - a touch of pneumonia and an infection. So they put him on something called the A-Bomb to get rid of all that. The surgeon decided Tuesday night that he didn't want to wait any longer so Wednesday it was. It was a looooooong day, especially for Mr. Helen who got there before his dad went in and stayed until they brought him to the Cardiothoracic ICU. (Side note: Yale is where you want to have this surgery. That recovery unit only has 18 beds and has 1 nurse per patient.) Of course, Pops was out of it so there wasn't much to be done except just see that he was OK. He ended up having a triple bypass which took care of the 5 blockages. The doctor said it went well and that he has a strong heart. Good news that was. We're hoping if he can get to breathing on his own that he'll be stepped down to the regular ICU on Saturday. Long recovery ahead too, but it seems he's now going in the right direction.