So, Chris's surgery was a success. They ended up having to open his elbow and sew up two ligaments as well as a tendon. Quite the operation! (I know the picture is a bit disgusting, but Chris was proud of it and wanted me to share. Gabe, Chris's brother is starting medical school and was allowed to be a part of the whole operation and got some great pictures.)
Chris came home from the hospital yesterday and seems to be in a lot of pain. He's been good at resting yesterday and today and things are okay as long as he has pain killers. He says he just feels nautious and dizzy and tired. (I told him that now maybe he has a small idea of what pregnancy and labor is like...he only laughs).
Apparently, he has a note from the doctors that say he can be out of work for 4 weeks, but after being home two days, he's already getting antsy and wanting to get back. I'm trying to make him take it easy. He'll go in on Monday and see what they can work out.
Anyway, the physical therapists estimates about 5-6 months total recovery time! So, by the time we come out to the States next summer he'll be as good as new.