For the first time in a week, when I asked Mom how she was today, she said "I'm doing well" instead of, "Oh, I'm okay." Mom always puts a positive spin on things, but she's honest about it. "I'm doing well" means that she's feeling better than the days where she was just "okay." I think last night and today's events had something to do with it:
- Last night's Shabbat pizza party was held outside in the courtyard in perfect weather, so Mom had her first taste of fresh air in a week and was able to really enjoy her friends
- We figured out how to tape the oxygen machine so that it doesn't come out of Mom's nose at night, so she got full dose O2 all night last night
- Today was another perfect weather day, so Mom's BFF came to hang out with Mom while Dad escaped to the driving range and home for a shower. They sat outside for a bit and had a lot of fun helping with another dear friend's bridal shower tomorrow by calling the groom and grilling him for a trivia game
- Mom had a nice long nap in the afternoon
Also, thanks so much to everyone who's been asking about Gary's shingles. He is totally fine-it's a super mild case and he never was in any pain and the itchiness has gone away. Our midwife is 100% confident that the Pea isn't at any risk of harm, even if I were to get it, which she is 95% confident I won't.