Good News! Adele's doctor said she should be going home on Tuesday. That will be a day shy of 6 weeks since she first left home. It will be a welcome homecoming indeed- the best gift we could hope for just between the Channukah and Christmas holidays. What progress she has made! On Friday she was totally off of oxygen and was able to handle 20 steps with the PT. She is more independent with all of her self care after working with the occupational therapist to learn how to handle tasks without putting pressure on her healing sternum. Her Coumadin level has been in the therapeutic range for several days. This morning it was a little high, but her dose will again be adjusted to keep it where it needs to be.
So in honor of the snow and the holiday season we are giving a little something back to all of you who have been so generous to Adele with your calls, visits, cards, prayers and love. This is a small gift that is in keeping with Adele's sensibility. We are including a link at the right to an excerpt of "The Santaland Diaries" read by the author David Sedaris. It is a dark and funny account of the author's brief stint as an elf in Macy's Santaland display. It will give you something to remember if you take family to the new Enchanted Village display at Jordan's Furniture, just down the road from the NE Sinai. A copy of the book, "The Santaland Diaries" was given to Adele to read during a prior holiday season that she had to spend in the hospital and she really enjoyed it. We hope you will too.
NOTE: From the link you can play the excerpt in NPR's online media player by clicking on the "Listen" icon under the title, download an audio file of the excerpt to play on your computer's media player, or click on the link to read a transcript of the excerpt. Listening to the author, if possible, is more fun than reading transcript.