Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just a quick update on Brooke - the wide-spectrum antibiotics worked their magic and the fever is gone. He resumed many of his daily routines today, include his trach trial and the tilt table. He even feels good enough to enjoy a dinner party tonight. We can breathe a sigh of relief that whatever went through him in the past few days is gone.

1 comment:

ed ranney said...

Hi Brooke,

I've just caught up on the difficult fever incident, so sorry to hear of this infection, pain and exhaustion. But I am so glad you had friends and good help to get through it, though it must have been excruciating. By now it looks like you are back up to your regular routines, and everybody is thankful for that.

I've been distracted lately - just back on Sunday from Berkeley where I was graced by 3 days of lectures of the Institute of Andean Studies members on archaeological investigation, some quite spirited, as it was the 50th anniversary of the group, and many developments were summarized and scrutinized in some detail. I always try to pick up on sites that I haven't photographed, or areas that might be important, but it can be hard slogging, especially during detailed ceramic, textile analysis, etc. But usually the objects are interesting enough to warrant my attention - often I'll do just what you were doing in the drawing exercise, draw patterns while just looking at the projected image - often rather a mess, but in retrospect quite captivating. It is a great exercise, so I hope you can keep doing it - I'm sure beyond its curious artistic merits it has tremendous therapeutic value, expanding capacities of all sorts.

So here's hoping for a better week, as well as a better year all around, and looking forward to ongoing news and insights.

cheers and love from Santa Fe