Bob had two very special visitors. The hospital chaplain, who he has become good friends with and our pastor from our church in Michigan. It was a beautiful day and the sunshine filled up Bob's room.
Today, Wednesday, February 9, day 7, when Bob called me before I left for school he sounded terrible. His throat was so bad and he compared the way he felt to how you feel with a bad case of the flu. He thought he would stay in bed and just sleep. When he called me at lunch he said he had an infection and a fever. I got really nervous even though I knew this would probably happen. The nurses said he didn't have to worry about walking or showering. He was happy his nurse was the same nurse he had on the day he had the stem cell transplant. We both thought she was wonderful. Today Bob found out she was an Augustana graduate and a Phi Rho!! I knew there must be a connection! Bob's brother John spent the afternoon with him. Around 4:00 the fever broke and he felt much better. He took a walk and even ordered a little supper.
I talked to him again this evening and again he had a fever but he has great pain medication now and that is really helping him to feel like he can manage his symptoms. In fact the sore throat didn't feel that bad! He was sure he would sleep well tonight.
I'm going to go to the hospital tomorrow morning just to check things out and see how Bob is doing. I have Open House in the evening so I'll go back to school later in the day. One day at a time, one foot in front of the other. I know Bob is in very good hands and therefore I too will try to sleep well tonight.