With balloons, two colorful birthday banners and jazz music blaring in the background we celebrate Dad's 67th birthday here in ICU. You can hear the music from down the hall, but no one is brave enough to tell us to turn it down. We are determined to make this a great day for Dad regardless of how disobedient his body is being.
They have been watching him closely the last 48 hours. He had a decent night with no major incidents. His blood count went slightly up which pleased the doctors. As for now they will continue to watch his blood count and as long as it is the same or a little higher they will not do the surgery. We will keep you posted.
We are trying to keep his spirits high. He had a lot of calls from people wishing him a Happy Birthday. The nurse was trying to cheer him up when she put water on a swab and told him to imagine it was cupcake flavor. She said she didn't think he was amused. I guess it was the thought that counts.
Happy Birthday Dad! We love you!