This is Johanna. Steve is once again enjoying a stay at swedish hospital. He checked in today due to our week long battle trying to keep his fever down. After subsisting on less than 500 calories of carnation instant breakfast we were hoping to get some better medicine for his mouth pain so he could eat, but due to the fever, being in the hospital and getting Total Protein Nutrition (TPN) is a better solution. The TPN looks like a big bag of lemon-lime gatorade and I hear he'll get lipids (fat) in the morning.
Steve's room is almost luxury by hospital standards. It's about like a studio apt. He has a huge window view of downtown, mostly facing the port of seattle. His TV and DVD player are in an armoire. There's a love-seat with a fold out bed in it. It's pretty sweet. Had there been more advanced warning of his "vacation" I would have packed our movies- but I'll just bring them tomorrow.
At some points during the day he says he feels great, and at other points he says he feels terrible. He's fairly sharp mentally and is starting to return to his normal self in asking the doctors more questions about the drugs he's being given. He doesn't yet have much energy for conversation and is hardly using his phone (but if the text message goes off I typically read it to him).
On a lighter note I finally got to try the chocolate cake in the cafeteria that Steve recommended from his room service. It was really great all around. I'm glad it's the weekend so I can spend more time with him and hopefully see his improvement!