He's now back at home, pretty sore, but okay. A lucky coincidence is that my mom is still in the country, after having spent the last week in Nelson, and is able to hang out with him for a couple days. He also has his most wonderful girlfriend at his side, who spent her entire day chasing his ambulance. Thank you for being there Sarah!
It is times like these that bring you careening back into reality, faced with all the ugly "what if" thoughts. Especially being so far from home, and feeling so helpless to react. I'm so relieved things turned out the way they did, and have never been so happy to hear his voice this afternoon when he called to tell me so.