I just received this update on dear ole Howie which Susan texted me today. It says:

“So this afternoon they finally confirmed (what I thought all along) that Howard has encephalitis. The don’t know if it is viral or bacterial. He is responding to antibiotics. It sure is slow though. One doc mentioned steroids so I’m thinking that may be what they do. From what I’ve read it’s not a speedy recovery.”

“Kidneys are recovering well. Just so very thankful we can move forward now!!!”