Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Signs you've been in a hospital for far too long

1.    You know where to find the good cereal and snacks in the nourishment room and are the go to parent for those inside tips

2.    You can recognize the "teams" of doctors by faces and know which level they work on and what their specialty is

3.    You recognize other parents in hallways, at the McDonald's (they give free coffee to patient's parents), and the elevator

4.    The clerk at the McDonald's knows your coffee and expects you around the same time each night

5.   You've perfected silencing the alarms while half asleep and verifying that your child was breathing and not flat lining.

6.   You can sleep sitting up in a chair, across two chairs, in a sleeping chair, on a  bench and half way in an isolette while you comfort your sick child and wake up feeling moderately rested because you've learned the nurses rotations and know what hours to sleep during to get your optimal number of zzzs.

8.    Cleaning staff asks how your child is doing on your way down to get food from the cafeteria.

The good news is that I shouldn't be adding to this list long as Nolen can pass his car seat test and all of our appointments are lined up we should be able to leave sometime this evening!!


Kim said...

Someday, you'll be able to tell the stories of this... You've kept such a great attitude the whole time. Have a safe trip home, and good luck with all those appointments. Good thing you don't have anything else to do with your days ;).

welcome to our wonderland said...

one day you'll be telling him all about this and you can tell him how strong and amazing you were through it all.

have a save trip and your still in our prayers!!!

hugs to you and baby nolen :)

Anonymous said...

So happy you will be going home! Still saying prayers for you and your family. Jen