Big improvement over night. Elana did not sleep for long but it was longer than the previous nights. The diarreah seems to be really calming down. Same goes for the dizziness and nausea. She was able to get out of bed almost entirely on her own. In addition she put on her pajama bottoms this morning. All very encouraging signs. The doctor will be here in the next hour or two and I am hopeful that we can put into place a plan for leaving the hospital and going home.
Obviously, the toughest part about going out of town for an extended period of time, as any parent would agree, is being away from their children. While Skyping has been great, nothing can fill the void of getting a hug from your child or reading a bedtime story. In addition, there are many father-son interactions that I am missing but hope to make up for when I return. However, I was incredibly proud to see that Jesse has mastered, on his own the "arm over the shoulder, on the head rest" move when he is driving with a girl in the passenger seat. Like the pick and roll it is a classic fundamental move that never fails when executed properly.