Friday, July 4, 2008

Day 5 Friday the Fourth

Arnie had the lung biopsy procedure Wednesday. Recovered in ICU Thursday. Is on the 3rd floor now being monitored. Each day he looks better. Can't eat though. Looks like a coat hanger, but his color is good. I've got tons of plants on the rooftop deck to surround him when he gets home. Jake got him a deck chair that reclines, has a footrest and a sun roof. So, recovery at home will be to Arnie's liking. Hot, sunny, with lots of trains going here and there. Erica's coming to the hospital tonight and today we're watching movies and documentaries. At some point, they'll do the bone marrow biopsy and they're trying to decide how best to proceed to discover the source of the intestinal difficulties that have gone on so long. Thank you for the cards you've sent. It's such a pleasure to bring him those personal notes from loved ones. We're on hospital time now, and it's a holiday, so not a good time for being impatient for results, so we're trying to become bovine about our expectations and timetables. Drugs and movies help. Let's say, we'll know something in a week? Until then, assume he's resting round the clock and he really does look good. Having hair helps, but his color is great. Mary Joe

1 comment:

marcus said...

Here's wishing and hoping he finds that sunny roof top soon!