First Mate Update, Day 4

The First Mate had a pretty good day today. Her fever stayed mostly down, although her cough hasn’t improved much. The doctors have decided to install a semipermanent shunt under her arm for IVs, as her veins keep giving them problems and she will likely need home IVs for a while to deal with the aftermath of the pneumonia. We think she’ll get released some time tomorrow, but no one can tell me that for sure. She’s itching to get the heck out of the hospital, but it isn’t for lack of attentive and excellent care. She’s been in very good hands at Fairview University at the U of M campus. We always feel safe and optimistic when they’re on the case.
I’ll give you all an update tomorrow.