White console

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Here’s a closeup of one of the organ consoles from yesterday’s Great Art. Pretty fancy. I can’t decide whether it originally came from a movie theater or a funeral home. Any opinions, Loyal Readers? Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken in March, 2012 at the previously-mentioned Northlandz model train and organ extravaganza in New Jersey, and part of my famous Machinery series.

This one wasn’t in the Electronics series. Somehow I doubt there are very many electronic components in there.

Pretty good day for Shannon today. Not the best, but far from the worst. Her white cell count was down by a little. Her pneumonia seems a little bit better, but we really didn’t get any data in that area today. Her electrolyte depletion seems to be pretty well recovered by now.

Now for today’s challenges. Her sodium and protein levels are low. That’s what seems to be causing the terrible swelling she’s experiencing in her legs and feet. They’ve asked her to restrict her liquid intake for a while in hopes of helping her get the levels back under control. They also had a gastrointestinal guy come check her tummy out today. He says there’s a bunch of fluid in there, which was what I was suspecting. Apparently, they’re going to drain it tomorrow, which I hope will make her digestion better, which will in turn make it easier for her to eat well.

In the area of draining unwanted fluids, they got another 600 milliliters of fluid from outside her left lung again today. The doctor says if he keeps needing to empty her chest cavity out so frequently, he’s going to have a “pigtail” put in. That’s a thin tube that stays in her back and can be drained by a nurse any old time.

We were a bit worried about what the cause could be for all the swelling and accumulation of fluids in ¬†various places. Could it be kidney failure? The answer: no. Her blood chemistry says her kidneys are working just fine. They think it’s the low protein level. So they’ll hopefully start addressing that tomorrow.

It’s always something lately, isn’t it, Loyal Readers? Challenges. But we’re equal to them and we’re pressing on regardless.

I got some work done today! I expect to be able to place some orders for promotional materials for the upcoming show tomorrow. I think we’re going to be where we need to be when we need to be there.

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: rogue kangaroo!

See you tomorrow.

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