The good news: all went well with surgery yesterday. They gave me a nerve block which is supposed to last 12-24 hours. As I write this, my foot and lower leg are still completely numb. I’m on pain meds already, though, for when the block subsides, which it can apparently do quite precipitously. Foot will remain in the splint for two weeks, after which they will examine the incision and then put me in a fiberglass cast.
The bad news: just this morning, Sam woke up with headache, cough and fever out of the blue.
Unsurprising news for which I am quite grateful: AC is an amazing caretaker. Now he has two girls to look after.