I managed to get a few hours sleep and headed back to RUH. By the time I got back, Robin and Grandma Sandra had brought the girls to visit again.
Kol is doing better today - he's much more alert, smiling more and even talking a bit. Birgitte has a "scratch-n-sniff" t-shirt on today - Kol reached over to her, scratched the marshmallow on the shirt, then brought his fingers up to his nose to smell it, and smiled as the rest of us laughed. He's off the major painkillers, only Tylenol this afternoon, and we're seeing many more signs of our "old Kolbjorn" returning. It's been a good afternoon.
We had a bunch of visitors today too - my uncle Doug stopped by the hospital while I was asleep at Mom and Dad's, Terry and Dawn came back for a visit as well, Pastor Harley Johnson stopped by for a quick visit and prayer with the kids. A big highlight was Mike and Kari Alford coming down from Christopher Lake with the kids - and they brought Kol's Tour-de-Kinasao t-shirt with them. Kol's eyes lit up when I told him they brought the shirt - he had been really looking forward to walking it again this year, so getting the shirt meant a lot to him.
I took the girls out to Boston Pizza for supper and ran into Jannaya Friggstad and her fiancé Graham. Now we're back at Mom and Dad's - my aunt Dawn is spending the evening with the kids while I go back to the hospital for a while (with some leftover pizza for Kristen).
It's been a good day.