This morning I'll be heading for Fargo to spend time with my brother and sister-in-law in the hospital. I've heard that my brother has had very little rest and is hitting a wall. Also, with nothing to do but worry all day &/or watch his wife sleep, he's getting a bit bored. But, of course, he refuses to leave her side on any regular basis for breaks, sleep, food. Her siblings who live in Fargo have been bringing him meals. Sigh. Can't imagine where a member of my family gets all of that stubbornness from... So atypical. **coughcoughLIAR!cough**
Overall though, my SIL (thanks for the abbreviation, kaishin108 ) is doing quite well. I've been told the tests are all good, but the staff is still cautious, running frequent tests and "procedures" of some kind. I'll try to give better information when I return from my trip.
On that: I don't imagine I'll have much access to the internet on my trip. Especially as I'm not even certain where I'll be sleeping the next few nights--nephew's house? The Mighty Steed of Smoke and Shadow? Recliner at hospital lounge? Time will tell. But I won't be able to tell much until after I get back home with regular access to this computer.
FLASH!: Just received a phone call from my brother in Fargo. In order to allow me to make whatever changes to my plans I wanted, he was letting me know that tomorrow morning he's heading back to Bismarck for the day to take care of a few things. SIL is not really available for visiting, requiring minimal stimulation and so on. I told him I'd need a place to leave The Mighty Steed for the day and I'd ride to Bismarck and back with him. So, for Saturday night I know I'll be sleeping at his house in Bismarck.
After a few days with my brother, I'm planning on a day or two with my mother. Probably followed by a quick stop back in Fargo, then home to Minneapolis. At this point, I'm thinking I'll be back Wednesday or Thursday evening.
On the Dog Trampoline Chest incident: I ended up talking to one of the Physician's Assistants who works with the surgeon who did my bypass. She agreed that such an event probably set back my healing by a week or two, but that the sternum was NOT cracked. The pain is from bruised muscle and other tissue, the reawakened injuries done to my torso during surgery. She prescribed the usual self-care, rest, walking, and a regimen of lots of Ibuprofen. I am still okay to drive, but must stop at least every couple of hours to get out and walk around for a while, which is the same as before anyway.
Now, since I'm not likely to be posting for a week or so and everything I've posted lately has been not-so-fun medical stuff, here are a couple of rainbow photos I took from our back deck Wednesday evening between rain showers.
It is a little difficult to see the rainbow with the cloud background; but I thought the clouds were rather interesting in themselves. Besides ... we must accept the gift of rainbows wherever and whenever they show. Don't you think?
Have a good week my friends! I'll be thinking of you all. I've charged my camera battery and will be carrying said camera with me.