I've got another update about my brother and unfortunately it isn't as great as we had hoped last week.
Without going into a lot of detail, I just wanted to let you know that his surgery was unsuccessful. We had hoped that the surgeon would be able to repair the damage from the last surgery, as well as fix whatever needed to be fixed, but it wasn't possible. Tommy's problems are just too varied and complicated to repair. They did implant a feeding tube and plan to send him home as soon as they are able. We were all hoping for a different outcome.
The news isn't all bad, obviously, because the feeding tube will help feed him at least, and my mom will be getting help from home health, as well as from my sister and me.
I'm very worried about my mother and the stress this will put on her. She's the kind of lady who will try and do it all by herself and not ask for help until she just has to. So, keep her in your thoughts and cheer her on from the sidelines, if you please.
As of now they are still in the hospital and they are very ready to come home. We don't really know how things are going to go from here, but let's just hope that they can come home soon and get started on whatever new kind of normal they'll have from here on out.
Thanks for thinking of them.