UPDATE November 26, Friday, 6:38pm Calvin's surgery went very well. He's been having some trouble post-op and is in ICU. Thanks for continuing to pray for him.
Calvin seems to be stabilizing again. We are trying to keep him hydrated until his surgery Friday morning. Today was a good day for him, he was more alert and acted more like himself. He drinks occasionally from the bottle but otherwise we are keeping him hydrated with milk in a syringe so we can keep him out of the hospital.
Calvin's tests show no signs of illness so we are not sure why the sudden downturn. It could be his neurological state is deteriorating or he is having seizures we are unaware of. He will have a 24-hour EEG after his surgery on Friday to track brain activity. One day we feel he is completely slipping away and then the next it seems he is quite responsive and back to his feisty self.
We sang him a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday and gave him some of his favorite entertainment: Noah on the xylophone and Sophie on the harmonica. We even coaxed a grin or two out of him. Happy birthday, sweetie.