Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another Top 10 List

You know you've been at the hospital too long when...

1. You send the meal tray back into the hall without looking at it.
2. You can remember the nurses names without looking at their name tags.
3. You know the other patients by their first names.
4. You can sleep through the vitals checks in the middle of the night.
5. You have a precise routine for setting up the sleep chair.
6. You always wear shoes or socks when walking on the floor because you know how truly filthy it is.
7. You have a personalized juice and sprite cocktail.
8. You wash your hands every 20 minutes even when you're at home.
9. You feel guilty flushing the toilet without measuring outputs.
10. You look for the nurse button even when you're in your own bed.

We've been at the hospital too long!

William slept a good portion of the day. Good 'ole morphine. His ANC is still zero and his other blood counts are still dropping. He had another fever this evening which necessitates another blood draw for blood cultures. So that tacks on another 48 hours minimum to our stay. His blood cultures must be negative, blood counts must be on the rise, and no fevers for 24 hours in order to go home.


  1. i love your sense of humor through all you're going through. my grandma was in and out of the hospital for 4 years when i was in high school so i remember getting very comfortable there. hopefully it won't be much longer!

  2. You make me laugh, Julie! I'm glad your sense of humor is helping you through this. I hope a release from the hospital is in the near future! Meanwhile, keep enjoying those cocktails! xoox

  3. That sweet boy of yours is such a trooper (and so are his mom and dad, BTW.) Give him a big hug from all of us--he's always in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. hugs to you! i think of you guys all the time and you're in every prayer.

  5. Ugh, I hope you can go home soon. Your list is great! We keep praying for William and your family.
    Amy Bingham

  6. Hurry up, William. Get your white counts up so we can play Mario Kart. James

  7. I keep hoping that the next post will announce you're home again! I'll check again tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm so glad you're in a private room. Lots of love to you all!