I was actually able to sleep after seeing him the night before and watching those toes wiggle. We headed over to the hospital for our morning visit.
As soon as I came in he starting motioning to his leg, and I got the nurse to give him his pain medicine. After that he was sleeping so we just sat with him.
We headed out to buy some clothes and toiletry items as I was a mess. Then we headed back to the hospital. A very old friend cooked us lunch and brought it to the hospital it was great.
Our afternoon visit was good, but he was really groggy so we did not stay long. We met with doctors in the afternoon to do the consent forms for Lenny to have his facial reconstruction surgery. Hearing all the risks was so scary, but all we cared about was helping Lenny.
Our evening visit he was awake again, and you will never believe what happened next! He started to motion to know what time it is, and when he did that I knew exactly what he wanted......."Who won the Laker Game"....it was the only time I had felt some relief that my Lenny was in there. I read him the play by play of the game and he gave us his "awesome" hand gesture. They are calling me the "Lenny Whisperer", it seems I am the only one that has been able to figure out most of his hand gestures. I guess after being together for so long you don't even have to talk to know what someone is telling you.
At our night visit he was a little out of it, and we had a new nurse. His name is Barry and he is fantastic! He gave us an explanation of every machine that is hooked up to Lenny (and there is a lot of them). I was glad to get so much information and I think Lenny was too. He learned so much as did we.
I was a bit of a mess when we left because of the surgery the next morning.