Tim Ringgold reporting to you live from West Twin Lake in Minnesota. After a day that started in rounds in the ICU, I feel a thousand miles away as the quiet, still air off the lake permeates through the open windows of the cabin. Today I saw a mother bald eagle perched on a tree limb overlooking the lake, and I saw her son, now essentially a teenager, fly right by us with his 6' wingspan. Turns out the family have a nest two doors down.
I started my day in rounds since I left my guitar in Bella's room last night, and really wanted it for the cabin. Things are mostly unchanged in Bella's world since yesterday. I will post more tomorrow night when I am back at RMH. In the meant time...
Here are the numbers:
Weight 12.1 (down .1)
I/O +210 (circuit was down for 3 hours, so that's how we added 210)
WBC: 8.4 (okay)
ANC: 5.8 (okay)
BILI: 1.7 (GREAT! continues to drop!)
CSA: 214 (MUCH better... Dr. Tola's new target is 150)
Today was filled with fun on the lake. Jet skiing, waterskiing, tubing were all on the menu with fishing slated for tomorrow after breakfast. IT's been a good break, and Ali is having a BLAST. She gets along FAMOUSLY with our friends' boys, Jack (6) and Ben (3).
I am beyond exhausted, and have endeavored to leave as much stress out on the lake as possible. I know I will be sore for a few days from this "stress exorcism." At the end of the day, I played "Amazing Grace" on my native American flute on the dock, and let it ring in thanksgiving for such a wonderful day. Then, after an AWESOME dinner cooked by my buddy Bob, I sang a couple of fun kids games for the three kids while I also played some guitar.
A great time is being had by all. Thanks again to Bob and Lynne Boschee for taking me in under their wing yet again when I needed it so badly, and thanks to the boys for welcoming Ali! God is good, all the time!