The dear one hanging out with Mom today emailed mid-shift to brag how great Mom was doing. She ate an excellent breakfast and almost 3/4 of her lunch. She was also alert and feeling better than she has in a long time. That was such a nice email to get.
The rest of the day was okay: Mom slept a lot. And she was waiting for her morphine dose to quell the aches of the fever. Her fever has been down for the past couple of days, but seems to be coming back a little bit. The infection jury is still out; apparently the sample cultures need to grow for 120 hours to give the full picture. The preliminary results aren't showing anything. I don't know what to think about that. Of course, no infection would be a good thing. But then what could be causing the fever? In any case, she was feeling a little feverish and really sleepy tonight.
The really good news is that Bossypants is Mom's Book Club book this month. Of course, Gary bought it as soon as it came out and was planning to lend it to me for my trip anyway, but this is even better! We love Tina Fey! I love discussing books with Mom, though we usually talk novels. But a hilarious memoir, highlighting women and gender roles, will be awesome.