Friday, February 13, 2009
Cousin Steve Roberts met us at the Mass Pike exit yesterday and escorted us to his parent's house on Webster Lake. We entered and we felt the tension of the hospital just lifting away. We visited for a short time and heated the dinner that Cousin Lynn had left in the refrigerator. We went to bed early, without checking vitals, slept all night without checking vitals, did not hear any beeping alarms, missed the 6 AM weighing, and got up in time for 7:30 meds. A few more nights like that and we may start to feel normal.
Kathy Gow came by with tons of food that she collected from our friends who contributed to our very own food bank. She took the picture of us with Webster Lake, frozen in the background. We intend to hang out, rest, eat, watch movies, and try to decompress from the tension of the past few weeks, months, and years.
Emily stayed up all morning, ate a big lunch of grilled cheese, apples, and ice cream (she has lost 14 pounds so all the dessert rules are suspended). She's napping now in her quiet, private, lakeside room. Thanks Tom and Nancy for the house--it's perfect.