I have many positive events to report! Yesterday Dan had a few visitors while waiting to be taken up to the 6th floor. John Ohara stopped by and brought a children's book called Dem Bones which his artist wife, Donna, had embellished with a new section of bone in the jaw. Hannah Gibbons, former Sagamore intern, visited with some perky pink tulips and her equally perky smile, and Pat Wheelhouse came with a lap dulcimer and new words she wrote to Wild Mountain Thyme, which she shared as soon as they got Dan tucked in in his new room. Being in a new setting was a little confusing for Dan at first; he thought he'd been taken to Oswego! Now that he is settled in and had more than a few minutes of sleep at a time he's gaining strength. This morning they gave him a smaller trach tube which has a plug so they're weaning him off of it. The drainage tube was removed from his neck, still one in his leg, and they took out the catheter. Best news of the day is that he was able to turn the tap back. on! Woohoo! He's still on track to go home on Monday. Jack wants to know if Dan will be able to throw a frisbee even though he's on crutches?