Wednesday +7 (7:30PM) Improvement
When I returned to Jackie's room about 4:30 PM I found her sitting in her chair reading a book! Her fever has dropped dramatically to around 100 and she is feeling much better! A sure sign of improvement is the fact that she asked for a Pizza Hut thin crust veggie pizza. I had one delivered to the hospital and she ate two slices. She also asked for a Pepsi to wash it down. She said the pizza still didn't taste right but it was OK. I can tell you that two days ago the mention of a pizza or the sip of a Pepsi would have caused instant nausea.
She is still retaining fluids but hopefully this will resolve within a day or so.
She is still a long way from OK, but it is encouraging. I asked if she felt like making a few phone calls (the real test of her health) and she said that she wasn't ready just yet.
She is now resting comfortably and watching TV.
Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN