Thank you Laura.
The leg is wrapped up as large as it was when the first surgery was done (back at the ER when they put the rod contraption thru/on his leg). I was told that his leg was opened half way down his shin to the ankle. Some screws taken out. All bone pieces roughed up, blood flow to broken area 'opened' up, artificial bone graphs placed, two new plates added (in addition to the one he already has) and many more new screws to hold it all in place.
Not quite sure how I am going to manage. I am working 11 - 12 hour days at work with my new position, and now have all the barn chores and the chickens as well. My back (degenerative disk) didn't do well with it last time, and then I wasn't working as many hours, even though I had two jobs then to make ends meet. My back is in worse condition now. Just have to do what I can, and keep my chin up. I can't do anything else.