First things first....the procedure was successful! The surgeon was pleased that the Hubby's rotator cuff (and everything around it), while not 100%, was not damaged enough to warrant surgical intervention. Hubby's right bicep was detached, lowered and re-attached successfully as well. We're hoping that with intensive physical therapy after he heals, there will be less pain.
It was a long day. We got up around 4 a.m. and were on the road for the 2 1/2 hour drive by 5 a.m. My dad, thank goodness, was able to take a day off from work and watch the boys for us. It was a classic "hurry up and wait" scenario after we got to the hospital. Paperwork hadn't been done and there was a bit of a wait, but the nursing/support staff were friendly and efficient. In fact, they wanted to know if I'd gone to nursing school because of some of the questions I asked (I'm guessing). I had to laugh and tell them that I'd had waaaay too much experience with hospitals and that I'd grown up around nurses.
Anyway, we didn't get home until around 9 yesterday evening, but the Hubs had a nerve block done on his arm so it, and his shoulder, were still completely numb. He slept in a recliner last night and is, as I'm typing this, conked out on the sofa. Sleep is good at this point...it's better than being concious and in all that pain.
In a few months, we may be going through surgery on his left shoulder but that's another day and another post! Thanks for all your kind comments and prayers. They mean a lot!