First I must say we had a great time seeing Madi today. She performed so well. The look on her face was of pure shock when she saw us in the audience. She was totally surprised. It seemed as if she was looking for Daniel's face in the crowd too. Once the reality hit that we were actually there, she couldn't stop smiling! We went to lunch together and spent some time playing chess (Bubba's been teaching her) before it was time to head back. She was sad when we left, but apparently that went away once we turned the corner! We received Madi's first report card--straight A's!!! She's such a great student:-) We will miss Mrs. Bivens and feel so fortunate to have had her as Madi's first teacher.
As I write, Daniel's blood is being washed through a dialysis-like process called plasma exchange. This is supposed to help his kidneys start working effectively again by cleansing some of the junk out of his blood. This process will take a couple of hours. He's had a high fever all day, but I've watched it drop point-by-point since we returned at 4:00. The plasma exchange should help with the fever too. It seems they are determined not to leave anything on the table when it comes to treating Daniel:)