Sunday, December 21, 2008
Allison is improving
Thanks to all of you who expressed concern for my sister-in-love, Allison. She had Typhlitis, a painful and dangerous inflammation of the colon. The case she had was aggressive and it was dicey for awhile there. My brother did yeoman's work, keeping it together for the kids and Allison. She has been moved from ICU into a regular hospital room, her white blood cell count is up and she impresses the doctors with her rebound. Turns out that thanks to Allison, we will be going to Australia after all. She apparently said (from her hospital bed) that it was unacceptable for us to miss the trip on her account. So off we go on Saturday and I will sing at the Sydney Opera House steps (her challenge to me) just for her.