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February 4, 2006
Happy Birthday, Of Sorts

Today is the First Mate's birthday, and unfortunately, we'll be spending the morning celebrating at the Fairview University transplant clinic. She's still not improving, but we're trying one more round of IV treatments before the doctors give up entirely on the transplanted kidney. We also found out that her anemia flared up again, and now she needs two units of blood to get her oxygenation back to normal levels.

Fun way to spend a birthday, huh?

I'm blogging from the clinic while she gets her IV and keeping her company. The nurses always ask me whether I'm working when I pull out the computer, which gets a laugh from the First Mate and a tortured explanation from me. "Yes ... well, no, it's more fun than work ... but sort of, I guess ..."

On a happier note, I plan on taking the FM out to a big steak dinner later tonight -- have to fight that anemia, and what better way than filet Mignon at Axel's? After that, we may take in a movie if there's anything out worth paying money to watch. Tomorrow we'll go to Khoury's for their excellent and elegant brunch, with the rest of the family joining us. She may not be chipper enough to join in the Super Bowl festivities later on, but knowing how she feels about football (except for Notre Dame football, natch!), it won't put a dent in her day to miss it.

A big happy birthday to Mitch's son Zam, who turns 13 today. Now Mitch has two teenagers at home, God help him.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at February 4, 2006 8:39 AM

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