Saturday, August 19, 2006
A better night, a not-so-great morning
After two days of IVIG infusions that kept Patty pretty much tethered to an IV pole (she did fine), she was up for some activity last night. We had envisioned a more low-key evening, but ended up with one much more exciting.
Mike and Mary Kate invited us to join them at the GooGoo Dolls / Counting Crows concert at Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. We were in a VIP box, which proved to be a mostly comfortable environment for Patty -- she could sit without being jostled, and had food and drink within reach at most times. She did well, although the heat and humidity ultimately wore her down somewhat. We left the show about 2/3 of the way through the Counting Crows' performance, and unfortunately became snagged in some horrific traffic that made our drive home take two hours (instead of the one it took to get there.) All in all, though, we had a really nice evening -- thanks Mike and Mary Kate. Turns out that even though I prefer the Counting Crows' music over that of the GooGoo Dolls, the latter seem to have a better stage presence.
This morning, Patty is feeling fairly nauseous and has a pretty bad headache, so I suspect we'll be settling in for a low-key day today -- some movies, perhaps, and junk food in bed. If more happens as the day progresses, I'll be back in touch...
As you can see, Patty was looking amazing and healthy