This time, thankfully, it was just a urinary tract infection. He went to the emergency room Thursday morning because they saw blood in his urine. He was back at the assisted living home early that afternoon, with a prescription for antibiotics. So far so good, the blood seems to be slowly clearing up.
He was asleep when I went to see him in the E.R. on Thursday, so I went back yesterday morning to the assisted living home. It wasn't one of his better days, so we mostly just sat in silence, but every now and then he would look over at me and smile and nod, and reached out his hand for mine a couple of times, took it, and kissed it. I am always so thankful for those moments.