everything looks just the way it is supposed to be. Hearing it from the primary surgeon was just what John needed to hear. This afternoon they got him out of bed and he walked to the door of his room and then back to a chair at the bedside. He was much steadier on his feet today. Even was able to get up and walk a bit more later in the day. Spent about 3 hours out of bed which was huge. The doctor removed all of the sutures holding his hand to his body so now he just has to work at keeping the tube straight. This is a it of a challenge but he is working hard to comply with instructions. Doctor did tell him last night that he will be in the hospital until at least Friday which is fine with me. He is getting incredible care there and I'm not suffering from anxiety when we leave in the evening - a true blessing.