It is a quiet day. Off of all swelling medicines and sedatives Todd is in some ways – on his own – and in others, as we all know – not at all.

We wait.

We rub.

We encourage. We humm, we sing, we tell stories, we are quiet.

We love Edith – his brilliant and very lovely nurse for the day – and are happy when she kicks us out so she can give him a nice bath and rub down.

We (all of us) want our Todd. We really really really really want our Todd.

We wait.

Alex and Amy