Sheila, it is good to hear from you. It sounds like your brother and parents are beginning to find a new "ok". A dear friend of mine whose young son died of brain cancer and she herself had breast cancer says she has a new "ok" and new "normal". No, your brother's life will not be the same as before the amputation. But, with proper PT and OT there is no reason he can't live a happy and productive life. My prayers continue for all of y'all!
Hugs and lots of prayers going up for your brother, your family, AND YOU! It sounds like they are all so lucky to have you!
My sister is a diabetic, and boy is that a vicious disease! I'm happy to hear your brother is finally healing, though, and will continue to pray for healing, and for the insurance stuff to be sorted out to his advantage.