September 19, 2004
My dad had surgery to remove his remaining leg up to the knee. He has been in Magee Rehabilitation Hospital for a week now, and it is expected he will be there at least another week before they send him home to continue to heal. He will return to Magee when the leg heals with his prosthesis, and he will learn how to walk using two artificial legs. He is doing well, but they really work him very hard at Magee. He is on blood thinners as well, and has been using the backs of his hands to help leverage himself in and out of chairs, which has resulted in open, oozing injuries on the backs of his hands. He is optimistic that he will be walking by Christmas, so any extra prayers sent his way that he will reach his goal would be appreciated!