February has turned out to be the both the best and worst month for Elana and me. Of course, July is a great month too because that is when Jesse was born. February is the month Elana and I were engaged (2/14/01) & married (2/9/02). However February is also the month that Elana hurt her foot and developed RSD. Yet, now the month of February will always include our time here in Monterrey, we which we hope will be a success. I can take a 3-1 ratio.
If you paused a moment ago to check your calendar, you noticed that today is our 8th wedding anniversary. There is not going to be any dinner at Prime 112 or a trip to Vegas this year but we will be celebrating it together which, now more than ever, is the most important thing I can think of. Dr. Cantu may release Elana later today from the ICU and transfer her to a patient room upstairs in the hospital. That is better than any present I can give because it means we are one step closer to coming home.
Elana is becoming more lucid and her restraints have been removed. She is continuing to eat soft foods, and drink more and more. Her voice has improved as well. Lastly, I want to thank the many people who we don't know who continue to send kind words and warm wishes. At the same time, it has been nice to read comments and e-mails from friends of mine who I have not seen or spoken to in many years. I'm sorry that for whatever reason we lost touch, but it felt good to re-connect.