Red was doing great today. He made a full plate of food vanish in a matter of seconds. This was his first meal in four days. He was sitting up and very alert. As you know, the tube was recently removed and he is now very talkitive, as a result there has been some requests for the tube to be re-inserted just to shut him up again:)
He is scheduled for surgery Friday morning around 9:30 for cleansing of the leg and arm. They expect this will take about 1 1/2 hours. His hemoglobin is good so they will not need blood transfusions.
Just as a heads up, the nurses have ok'd him for any food he would like. They even went as far as to suggest that he ask his friends to run to various restaurants of his choosing to cater to his desires. Again we have asked the nurses NOT to encourage such behavior with him!!! My god, it was bad enough when he wanted us to set up his tent in Gettysburg, can you imagine what he will be like to have doctors orders to act like this.
Thanks for all the well-wishes, prayers, and good thoughts. And please, keep 'em coming!