Michael and Hannah were sitting in the waiting room. Their son Rex was in surgery and both of them were terrified.
"He's going to be alright," Michael told Hannah.
"I am so scared Michael," Hannah said in tears.
"He's in the best care," Michael said, It was a long time before the doctor came out.
"Your son survived the surgery," the doctor said frowning, "but he is not out of the woods yet. His life is no longer in danger but we may have to amputate his arms and legs."
"WHAT," Hannah exclaimed becoming hysterical, "WHY!"
"It depends on the circulation. If it improves we can save it but without good circulation infection could set in and cost him his life."
Michael nodded understanding. He would rather have Rex alive without his arms and legs then dead with them both.
"Thank you doctor," Michael said. Hannah just wept.
"I don't want him to have to suffer like that," Hannah said.
"Neither do I," Michael replied, "We'll just have to wait and see"
Several days passed. The doctor spoke with Michael and Hannah.
"Okay," he said, "Rex has regained circulation in his right arm and both of his legs. We're trying new antibiotics and medication to restore circulation to his left arm but I must warn you that you might have to let us take it"
"Thank you," he said then he turned to his wife
"We'll have to wait and see," he said, "But he will be alright and that's the important thing"
Disclaimer: I don't own Awake. I will let you guys decide in your own mind if Rex loses his left arm or not