He's home now....so things feel like they are slowly getting back to normal. Not much else to add. Had a patient last night tell me that the reason that I wouldn't untie his arms and let him walk upstairs to see his mom and dad was because I was white. (and you had brain surgery yesterday) We also have a 13 year old who was shot by her boyfriend and is now paralyzed and a couple of my 'drunk, high no seatbelt wearing' folks that are now what we call "turn/suction/tube feed" essentially the larger variety of a houseplant. Before I get much farther on that subject let me just say.... my family and I have talked and they know do not EVER...EVER keep me on machines and just let me linger. That is the cruelest, most selfish form of torture I can think of.