Well, that chain of communication was a (well intentioned) big, fat fail. Turns out Swiss never actually had surgery... he's just been getting IV antibiotics and bed rest all this time. Sleeping. Hence the lack of calls.
And here I thought he was in some sort of induced coma while a man-eating bacteria was eating him inside out. Seriously.
So yes, he is recovering and doing well. He finally got un-attached from his IV bags (yes, there were multiple) and was able to call me. I almost cried when I heard his voice. But I had my big-girl britches on and kept it together. But now he is fine, still recovering, and I ended up being the one to give the Colonel his update. How bass ackwards is that I ask?
But I digress... thanks to all of you for your kind words, good juju and support. We can all breathe a bit easier now.
Sigh. Deployment? You can feel free to be over any time now... just sayin'.