Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Simple Pleasures, Hospital Style

Yes, we're still here... we're hopeful for a Wednesday discharge (tomorrow), but we're not holding our breath. Michael still has to remain fever-free through the night in order to come off his IV antibiotics. (He had a peak in his fever last night, but Motrin was able to manage it.) Regardless, it's still been a good day here at the hospital, and I've been reflecting on some of the simple pleasures I've been able to experience while we've been here. Michael and I are jointly compiling this list.

Here they are, in no particular order:
  • the outpouring of love shown to us by our dear family and friends
  • nighttime nurses that don't turn on the lights at 3am
  • being able to sit, right now, with my husband... in the 3rd floor waiting area.
  • don't have to worry about what's for dinner. Sometimes two options is all you need!
  • it's okay if you leave the tv on all the time
  • new, clean clothes have never felt so good
  • you never have to wash a single dish
  • who cares if you want to read/email/work puzzles for hours at a time?
  • Charmin from home
  • ice chips available, anytime
Surely there are more, but the truth is, it takes a long time to put together coherent thoughts right now. It's been a long, hard weekend. The good thing is that now the end of all of this is in sight. Michael's been able to get dressed, walk around, and be free of pain medication today. Phoebe also came to visit us at the hospital with Mops, and seeing her has never been so wonderful. We are so thankful that nasty, nasty illness is almost beat.

The next simple pleasure I hope to add to that list? Getting discharged.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

I'm so glad that everything is improving!