The call I had hoped to avoid today came in about 11:15 this morning. I knew by the way the doc said hello it was not news we wanted. McKay will visit Primary's again on Monday for a blood transfusion in order to raise his hematocrit level. Simply put, the infusion should give McKay enough red blood cells to carry oxygen more efficiently throughout his body. Interestingly enough, depending on how little Mac's body responds to the infusion, this procedure may tide McKay over long enough to delay his Glenn by several weeks, even months. So once again all that was roughly planned is effectively scrapped and we'll wait for a new timeline to emerge.
Despite the surprises McKay manages to make life seem sweeter with a good dose of chubby-cheeked smiles.