Jimmie is finally getting some breaks from the hiccups. The second medicine worked a little bit so Friday the doctor doubled the dosage and now it is working much better. Jimmie still isn't hiccup-free, but he does have more quiet times he can sleep and when he does have a bout they are not as severe. Ah, the things I have learned in recent weeks. I had no idea that something as simple as the hiccups could be so devastating. More than a week of those really rough ones squandered much of Jimmie's strength. I pray that he can regain some of it before the surgery.