We went to Mesa Verde earlier today to see Vernon. He had been given something for his pain so he was groggy in bed when we arrived, but the sight of Maki got him going, so we took him outside, where the Logies met us a little later.
“You’re my favorite,” Vernon announced to his son, despite his semi-stupor. “You know that, right?” Maki smiled and nodded. It’s always been true, not that he loves Justine or me any less than possible. They were just always close from early days, and I’m glad he still can feel and express that toward his son.
When the Logies did arrive, we were pleased as punch to see Hudson with them. He’s been out of the hospital for a month or so now, but he’d been in there for a full month or more with his collapsed lung. One thing that had helped him with his breathing therapy was the melodica, a little breath-powered keyboard, which they happened to bring along today.
Here is Vernon trying it out:
Here is Hudson, back to his old self. Welcome back, kiddo! We’re so glad you are well and enjoying the land of the living again!