I took Brian to the doctor today and the x ray shows some new bone growth. The next appointment is in three weeks and if his range of motion is good, he can go back to work, but no heavy lifting for at least a couple more months. Brian is due for a promotion to manager in May, so he wants to get back to work ASAP so he doesn't miss out on that.
I met a guy a little over a week ago that broke his collar bone in two places last October and they didn't set it either. It still hasn't healed even after all this time. Another guy I met broke his collar bone twice and neither time did they set it. All they do now a days is to put you in a sling and have you wait it out. Now if the bone had broken through the skin, then they would of had to operate. But the consensus today is to avoid surgery because the damage it can do to the nerves running down the arm can be worse than the break. If they are damaged, they may never get better. Like several people I read about when I was researching this.
One good thing that's come out of this is that Brian and I have been talking A LOT more and having actual conversations about all kinds of things. :-)