Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hurricanes & Ketamine

Elana and I have returned to Monterrey for another four day ketamine infusion with Dr. Cantu.  However, as any well mannered guest would know, it is impolite not to bring a gift when someone invites you to their home.  To that end, Elana and I decided to bring Hurricane Alex with us to Monterrey.  It has poured here non-stop for two days (we arrived yesterday afternoon (6/30/10).  The city of Monterrey is completely flooded and the dry river bed that bisects the city (Imagine if Dixie Highway was a dry river bed; I apologize for the Miami reference) is almost half way filled and is roaring like the Mississippi River.  Fortunately, all we are going to have to deal with is rain and a little wind.  We are not going to get it bad like those who were on the coast where the Hurricane hit.

As I write this, Elana is in the middle of her first infusion.  Obviously it is too early to tell how effective today's infusion will be and we really won't have a good gauge until we get back home to Miami next week.  I am confident that this will help her as the last two weeks have not been so great back at the ranch. Yet, Elana was able to power up and come to Jesse's 3rd birthday party.  I am still smiling from seeing her there watching her son enjoy his big day.  Elana has missed nearly every party, every school event and play date the last two years.  She is now just starting to attend some of these sort of functions, which most of us (including myself) take for granted.

I hesitate to say we have turned a corner.  I think the more appropriate metaphor is that we can see a corner up ahead but we are not sure exactly how far ahead the corner is.