More Good News: Dad's white blood cell count is two thousand! You need 500 to fight any infection and 1,200 is normal-ish.
Bad News: He's still spiking fevers on and off. But they say that's normal. Sucks, but is normal.
This was supposed to be a goodbye photo
Bad News: I can't read a calendar. I was supposed to fly back to LA today. After some issues with the self-check in at the airport this afternoon, I went to an attendant. She let me know that the ticket was for 6.27 - next Saturday. Oh shit! I booked the ticket for a week in advance. Damn. Ironically, I also sent my itinerary to Dad, Mom, and Craig, and not one of us caught that. Guess I should buy tickets when stressed out with finals. American Airlines told me it would cost a thousand dollars to re-book this weekend. I nearly died.
4 hours later, my parents got me a ticket back to LA tomorrow on Jet Blue- for far less than a thousand too! Thanks Mom, Dad, and Jet Blue. AA- you failed me. A taxi ride back to downtown Chicago. I've had better days.
Better News: I got to have dinner at Karen's, a favorite vegan restaurant of my mom's out here. I had an amazing polenta, and an pomegranate soda martini with natural vodka. Most tasty! My mom got 'ribs'- which tasted like good hotdogs with amazing bbq sauce. The cornbread and carrot cake were ok (bit dry, not sweet enough for me), and the mead wasn't as sweet as I like it. But overall, super fantastic food. And not even 'fantastic for vegan,' but really tasty.
Even Better News: Now I get to spend Father's Day with my dad. I tell him I arranged all this to spend father's day with him. Ok, it's a lie that he knows isn't true, but it's a good lie.
It's 11:45 pm just got back from the hospital. Kinda tired. Miss kittens. But Mom and I picked up brunch stuff Father's Day brunch tomorrow. Yay. Ok, nap time.