The downside to this fairly nice day is that it seems I've contracted a bug during my trips to the hospital lately. I was on the generic DayQuil today and that worked pretty well. I think I'll take some more before turning in so that I can get some sleep tonight.
Ericka seems to be slowly improving today. While they have her at their mercy, as it were, it seems they're looking at some additional treatment options for some of her secondary complaints. For example, the amount of steroids she takes normally has caused her skin to break down to the point that it's easily damaged. So, since she has a couple of small open sores, they're trying an alternative treatment for them as long as she's there. She's also getting some physical therapy, so that's a good thing.
She still would rather be home, but our objective criteria haven't been met, so she's staying put for the time being. I figure when she's well enough to begin planning breaking out on her own, it'll be about time to bring her home.
I rewarded myself for a good day at work by taking off early to zip to Uptown in order to catch the afternoon showing of Night Watch. This Russian fantasy film lived up to its billing for me. It was a darkly urban fantasy that struck me as very Russian. Fatalistic, brutal, morally ambiguous. The visuals really sold the film for me, feeling like a mix of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Mirrormask, and French Connection, by which I mean having an urban attitude, being realistically magical and sharing sensibility with a gritty police procedural.
I recommend the film but I think it's nearing the end of its run at the Uptown theater. It may move down the street to the Lagoon after that, but catch it quickly.
Sullen Girl--Fiona Apple--Tidal