I took Penny to the dog party before heading to the hospital this morning. While we were there, Paul called to say that Luke had thrown up. Shortly after that though, Luke texted me to say he felt much better. Phew!
He was discharged around 11:30 this morning, and we went straight from the hospital to the Evanston farmers market. Paul, Kate, Penny and a couple of friends met us there. Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed at the Evanston market (they are at Glenview and Green City), so Luke and Penny just had a quick reunion before Paul took her to the car. I was really impressed with Luke's stamina after having been in bed most of the week. He picked a veggie and scrambled egg dish from the Mexican vendor (not crepes!) and went to shop while I waited in line. I saw him sampling cheeses and hot cocoa and chatting with vendors as I waited. Sadly, they ran out of the dish Luke wanted and his second choice (the mushroom, spinach feta tamale) by the time I got to the front of the line. He settled on a carrot, corn and bean tamale and some chips and guacamole. He enjoyed the food and the browsing.
After the market, I was able to run to Glenbrook South to say goodbye to Timo and the rest of the German kids. I didn't get to see Timo much while he was here, but saying goodbye was still sad.
Luke hung out at home with the animals this afternoon, and a couple of visitors dropped off some really thoughtful gifts. We watched the Wildcats almost upset the Buckeyes. He and Kate met up with some of Luke's dog friends for a nice walk.
He had some roasted carrots and fingerling potatoes for dinner while we watched the Cubs. What a bummer! Luke's pretty sure they'll get the win tomorrow.
After a quick shower, Luke said, "This might not sound like a very healthy thing to say, but I'm really looking forward to getting into my bed." Sounds pretty healthy to me, buddy! Me too!
It's so nice that we're all under the same roof again. Thank you all again for everything!