day 14

It's been two weeks since Oscar's surgery and I alternate between feeling like he's having a record-breaking recovery and worrying that he won't be strong enough to fly home next Saturday as planned. Of course the truth lies in between. We're up in Connecticut now, at GrandMary and Grandpa's Lake House, having received the okay … Continue reading day 14

day 5

So yeah, we're still in the hospital. Last time Oscar was released on day 4, and I'm pretty sure we'd have climbed out our 3rd floor window and escaped into Central Park if we'd not been let out the front door that day. Double tethers are more complicated than singles so we expected recovery to … Continue reading day 5


Oscar was feeling better by this evening. While he is still having bouts of lightheadedness and gas pain, his color and chatter have returned, and he has stopped complaining that his head hurts. What a relief. Our best guess, but we don't really know, is that the gas, plus sensitivity to the narcotics we were … Continue reading Improving