My dad spent most of the day here hanging out with Steve. They spent much of the time reading their books :). Steve's reading a pretty good book called "Diary" by Chuck Palahniuk.
Today was the last day of chemo for Steve (hurray!) and tomorrow is a day of rest before the transplant on Monday. Steve's counts went down a little today, but not much. This chemotherapy stops the production of blood cells, but it can take some time before the old cells die off. After the transplant, new healthy cells will be produced to replace the old cells.
Today Steve had fun setting up the iChat video so he could "visit" with Johanna since she is home sick still. It's pretty cute. Here's a picture of Johanna waving from home, as seen from Steve's laptop screen. You can see us in the top left corner looking goofy. We had fun playing with the different backgrounds. You can put yourself in Paris or in the clouds or under water with fish. Here's another picture of Johanna with a blacklight effect.
Tonight we watched a few hours of the show called Monk. It's a show about an obsessive compulsive detective and it's pretty funny. We started with the first episode of Season 1. There are eight seasons so we have a ways to go :)
Brian and I checked out the cafeteria on the first floor. He had a pile of beef enchiladas which, I have to say, looked pretty unappealing. The cooks piled on a little extra because they were about to close and were going to throw it away, anyway. I played it safe with yogurt and chips. Luckily, Steve has had good luck with his room service food, which is pretty tasty. You have to be quick with the food around here, because last call is at 7:00 pm.
Steve says hi and thanks for all your comments. Over and out.