I wanted to thank all of you for the supportive comments. It helps a lot!
We went to Hubby's doctor today and he had x-rays taken. The films showed a hairline fracture of the tibia just below the knee--the tibia is the larger of the two bones in the lower leg. Hubby was given a knee immobilizer and an appointment with the orthopedist tomorrow. Oh, and more pain pills.
The problem with the knee immobilizer is that Hubby can't get in and out of the car or transfer from his wheelchair to anything else (bed, recliner, or toilet) with it on. The doctor wasn't very helpful when we attempted to discuss solutions, and my inquiry about euthanasia merely got a chuckle or two. In the end, we all agreed that if necessary, the immobilizer would be removed briefly for transfers, but Hubby was to remain non-weight bearing, which is pretty much a no brainer because of the pain. Of course, we have no idea how the orthopedist may weigh in tomorrow on the problem--he may think Hubby needs a cast. Then what? I guess we'll find out soon enough.
I'm still pretty grumpy because the problems Hubby's injury will cause are somewhat extensive, but I think I just need to have faith that they will be resolved one way or another as they arise. Hubby and I didn't sleep well again last night, but we both took a long nap after we got home from the doctor's office this afternoon. In between taking care of Hubby and myself, I spent a little time in the Sweat Shop, so I should have something to show before too long.
The toilet that Soccer Son replaced is still leaking, despite his attempt to fix it today, but he has another idea he'll try tomorrow--silicone. If it works, maybe he'll go help British Petroleum fix their little leak down in the gulf.
Time for bed--Friday's going to be another busy day. Thanks for stopping in to visit.