The length of your post is a testament to the depth of your feelings, Janette!
Again, I praise God that Joey will be healthy and whole with a great story to tell his grandkids. A great lesson..."don't argue with your mama! See this scar? And this scar? And this scar? I'll tell you what can happen..."
I sounds like you and Susan are hanging in there. Lifting up prayers for you two as well as Joey and Curtis.