First things first, though: Martin’s tests came back better than any of us expected, I think. His kidney levels, while still higher than one might want, are back to where they were in March. We will take that. He’s obviously feeling much better; he’s been eating like a champ, and has even taken to jumping up on Science Girl’s lap while she’s reading the morning paper again. He still sleeps a lot, but not nearly as much as he had been. And the daily subcutaneous hydration continues to be traumatic for all parties, but as we adjust our strategy to counter Martin’s wriggling, it becomes better than it was. Can’t ask for much more than that, can you?