Daily Archives: February 9, 2008

He’s awake

I’ve spent all afternoon over at the hospital.  Leo came back to his room at about 12 noon local time.  They moved him into his bed and he and I spoke a bit, I hooked him up to his CPAP machine and let him go to sleep again.  He has just spent a lovely sunny afternoon, temperatures in the 20″s, sun shining brightly, just about the most perfect weather a Saskatchewanian could wish for – sleeping.  Ah – drugs!

Me, who am not on drugs has managed to finish a book and take several catnaps in the warm sun coming in through the hospital window.  I decided finally that Leo’s company was just too stimulating!  So, I hopped in a taxi and came back to the hotel for a bit.  I’ll probably grab some supper before going back.  I think Leo will be allowed to drink some clear fluids tonight.

Anyway, he seems to be doing fine.  The surgery apparently went “perfectly” if one can believe this as literal truth from a wonderful but quite passionate Latino physician.  He is sweet and his patients love him.  And I trust that he is right in Leo’s case.  The rest of the work of losing weight will be largely up to Leo and he is as determined about this as I’ve ever seen him determined about anything.

Thanks to those of you who have prayed for us during this time.

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