My brother-in-law is doing better. He's now a step down from ICU. He is extremely weak and can not take his liquid feedings from the g-tube yet. He is nourished with an I.V. nutrient drip. Please pray that they do not loose the vein they are using, because his other's are collapsed. My mother is over her stomach virus, but it knocked the stuffing out of her. She hasn't seen the doctor about her legs. She is my disabled sister primary caretaker, so it makes it difficult to schedule things. As for me the cracked tooth was unsavable so they did an extraction. The results of MRI on my left shoulder shows osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and a tear in the rotar cuff. There's alot more to tell, about my first rheumy visit, but I'll post on the fibro and arthritis boards. Thank you all for your support. My family and I covet all of your prayers. Della.