Dad Vigil, Day Nine: As this podcast rebroadcast airs, dear old Dad is undergoing a laminectomy to his lower back to drain and remove the spinal abscess arising from the spinal meningitis. A minor, routine procedure, or so the neurologist told me, but of course, for a patient in his eighties, there's no such thing as a routine procedure. But the ceiling of what antibiotics can do by themselves has been reached, and in the mean time, laying in bed 24/7 isn't doing his musculature any good. So under the knife he's going.
All prayers are appreciated by us both.
So off the Wayback Machine goes to last year's Independence Day episode, hot dogs and all. Just don't drip mustard on the upholstery.