So, Tom's accident was last Wednesday, the 11th.
This is him trying (with good success!) to brush his teeth (left-handed!) for the first time Friday morning. By then, his personal nurse (seen in mirror above) was there to catch him if he fell!
Here's a shot of his chest tube (draining excess blood from his chest cavity). He got that yanked (and I DO mean yanked!) out on Saturday afternoon. There was about a foot of that tubing inside his chest.
How does a doctor remove a chest tube, you ask? "Take a deep breath. No, a DEEP breath!" And then he YANKS the thing out! There wasn't even anything on the end of it: just a diagonally cut angle to the plastic! I told Tom, "Heck, I coulda done that with a section of tubing from home!" ;)
This is his very unfun but very helpful tool to getting healthy and keeping his lung from re-collapsing. I know it looks like one would breathe INTO it, but you actually suck . . . very slowly to expand the lungs. However, expanding the lungs means that the 6 broken ribs are being expanded, too. I'm sure you can figure out the pain implications.