We brought my brother who has been ill for the past 5 weeks to the ER yesterday, his leg has been bothering him for ages, he has been to the Doctors 4 times and the ER once in the beginning of all this. They told him yesterday that the ligaments have seperated from his foot and the bones have shifted with some bone fragments in there as well. He is a diabetic like me although he is Type 1. They told us yesterday that he would have to have surgery to re- attach the ligaments and clean uo the debris. When he got to the ortho this morning he was told that it is a diabetic syndrome and is likely to have to have an ambutation because of the delay in treatment. He had been to the Doctors and was told he had to live with it because he was getting older They put him on disability right away and we have to go back on Friday. He can't have the surgery now because his foot is in too bad of shape. I never saw his foot and in fact thought it was his calf that was giving him problems and made him go in for an ultra- sound yesterday to check for blood clots because he has a stent in his heart. I feel so sad and hopeless.