Our friend Susan Logie volunteered to sit with Vernon during his dialysis today. This post is taken from a text update (with pictures) that she sent my way.
Among other ideas to keep his attention, she had brought in some music videos her son’s band had made. Vernon told her he loved them and asked for them again by name a few minutes later. This doesn’t surprise me…the music is great. Maki, Justine, and I are fans too.
At one point, Vernon was inspired to dictate a letter to Maki. Here you have it:
“How are you today? My good son, I am thinking as I watch a kinks video that you and I could for a band. And play live. What do you think about that plan? I think it would be very cool for us to do. What could the name of the band be? Could you think of some names please?
That’s to the point. Lots of love—Vernon”
(He opted to sign his own name, which I must say he did very well. I forgot to ask which hand he used.)
I’ll be up to see Vernon tomorrow, though some plans have changed. We have opted to postpone the swallow study scheduled for the afternoon as we still don’t have results from CT scan and nothing has been done to alleviate his edema. I am concerned that the swelling of his neck, etc. may make it harder to swallow. He’ll have a better chance of “passing” the test once this issue has been solved. It’s always something, but I think its wise to focus on the biggest issue at hand. This week, its the mystery swelling and the new problems that brings. Once this is solved, we can move on to the next.