On Monday, March 13 Wally fell while in a Walmart parking lot. He was transported to St. Mary's Medstar hospital where he was diagnosed with a torn quadricep in his right leg. With a major muscle tear in his leg, Wally was in excruciating pain. The morning of Friday, March 17, Wally underwent surgery (risky at his age of 95) to reattach the muscle to the knee. The surgery went as well as it could have, but he was transported to Washington Hospital Center for intestinal complications.
The healing time for this injury is 6 month (and that's being optimistic.) We aren't sure yet whether he'll be in a nursing home facility for the first portion of his rehab, or if we will have at-home care nurses come in to take care of him. Either way, he'll be needing some calls and visitors to help lift his spirits along the way. If we're being realistic, he may never walk unassisted again, so he'll need a lot of encouragement, love and support if that is the case.