My brother is getting much better. He is young and strong and recovering quickly. He has been able in the last few days to get up and walk around the pulmonary ward. We are waiting for his blood work to come up to the levels that the doctors would prefer before being released, so he is still in the hospital. He was able to shower and shave today and was taken off of supplementary oxygen all day long. We hope he will be released on Tuesday and we will try to fly back some time on Friday, taking things in short 2-3 hour trips with a 2 hour layover in between.
I’m glad to be here supporting my brother, but I would really love to be home, where it is fall and the leaves are orange and red and yellow. I asked my brother today, “Why couldn’t you get sick in late November or February when I am fed up with all of the rain and the short days? Why did you have to do it during my favorite part of fall? I insist that you don’t do this again.” He agreed. We’ve been having fun playing cards and watching TV and movies.
I got the seasonal flu vaccine on Sunday and have arranged to get the H1N1 some time on Tuesday. The local health department was very understanding of my situation.
I miss MrBeep very much. He checks on me and the monsters, he sends me texts and emails and photos. Today I got this one with the message “lovely clouds for a lovely girl”.
The water is Puget Sound. How I miss the smell of wet mossy earth, I miss my MrBeep.