On Friday my brother Jeff, his wife Cathy, Emily, and I took Dad out for dinner at Applebees. We had a great time, but more importantly: Dad has his appetite back! Whatever new medicine the docs gave him is working. Also, they might be taking his lung tube out soon, since they haven't found any new fluid in his lungs the last few times they checked. He's tired, of course, but looking okay, and has one more round of chemo to go through in early December.