Here is Calin reading the comments on yesterday's blog post. The trackpad is slightly harder to use when you've got all that apparatus on, so blog comments are probably easier to scroll through than email and thus a good way to send Calin your thoughts or feelings. Cousin S also noted that comments on the blog can also be used for visitors to let us readers know about the fun times they had on their visit and how Calin is doing.
Notable elements in the background include some pictures of the most beautiful dahlias I've ever seen, grown by a neighbor of Calin's mom who wanted Calin to have some flower photos to go with the mind flowers. Next to the computer are the Secret Garden which she's still reading and the brown and turquoise book that you should all sign when you visit. Behind the books is Deane, sitting next to some hospital art (a cool framed cloth) hung with the prayer flags from Aunt L. Faintly visible out the window is Husky Stadium.
Shortly after I took this picture this evening, Hunky Dave from respiratory came by to check on Calin and the ventilator. He held up the oximeter and said, "could you put this on your finger for me?" and then noted, "But I'm not asking you to marry me." In response I said, "That's good because I'm married to her already." Then Calin held up her fist like she was gonna beat up Dave if her tried anything, which we all enjoyed. Definitely more entertaining than your average ventilated patient. That's one of the things I love about life with Calin—it's never average.
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