Bax is thankfully feeling somewhat better and has been prescribed an only clear foods diet for a couple days. So I made grown-up Jello, chicken stock - which he's been sipping on - and some consumme is doing it's thing right now.
My chef was very nice about the whole thing and since I told him I was going to be gone in person, he didn't mark me absent for the day. If everything continues to go well I'll be on the 6:35 train out of Auburn tomorrow morning and back in the city by 10:30ish.
And thanks for all the good wishes over on Bax's LJ. We're both getting verry tired of this.