I am happy to provide some heartwarming news about my nurse’s son Devin. He is out of danger and after about four weeks is out of the hospital. He had a strep infection which had entered his blood stream. It took a while for the doctors’ to figure out what was wrong because he was not stable enough to run many tests. His blood platelet count was so low fellow sailors were donating blood for him. Since he was unable to eat a feeding tube was inserted. Breathing was difficult so he was intubated. With this illness finally under control Devin left the hospital 20 pounds lighter. He will be on convalescent leave for two weeks while he regains strength and weight and then is expected to return to active duty.