Thank you to all who replied here and so many via email! It really helps to hear from all of you guys. My son and I are the only two in the family who live here in IL, so it's great to have this site as an extended family.
My wife pulled through the 4-hour surgery just fine. She was awake, alert, and eating Italian ice and Popsicle last night. Today she had two full meals and was moved to a chair, which meant some leg bending and some light standing...that went well with all the pain meds and nerve blocks in place. The tough part will come when the femoral nerve blocks are removed. Rehab is always a case of adding insults to injury, but we are thinking of it as positive pain. Her spirits are very good.
Again, thanks for all the kind words of encouragement and prayers. You are all great brothers!