>> Friday, June 12, 2009
To say Stef's visit in the hospital has been eventful so far would be an understatement. Everyday offers a new and exciting experience that has brought us a lot of laughter which is good for us right now. I can't help but share.....
You all know about the A/C issues the first two days. They determined that a number of parts needed to be replaced so they asked if Stef wanted to go wait down in the lobby while the repairs were being done. Stef thought this would be a good break from the room so she went down to the lounge and fell asleep on the couch. A nice social worker woke her up asking if she was there for the group therapy session that is being conducted in the lounge. Group therapy? The social worker asked for her name and tried to find her on the list. Once Stef was able to convince her that she was definitely not on the roster, she received an invitation to join the therapy session. Stef passed and told her she would go back down to her room.
As Stef got closer to her room, she noticed a Sheriff sitting outside her door. This was a little odd, but before she could inquire if she was being arrested for something, the nurses asked where she was going. She explained what had just happened and the nurses decided group therapy wasn't going to happen in the lounge after all and took Stef back down there. As you can imagine, the social worker wasn't happy to be kicked out of the lounge, but Stef was able to get some sleep.
After the A/C was repaired, she went back down to her room and there was the Sheriff still sitting outside her door. As she made it to her room, she didn't get arrested. Big relief! Stef was able to deduce that a pregnant prisoner is next door to her. At least I know Stef has protection up there if needed.
Unfortunately, the protection isn't as responsive as we would like....... Yesterday, Stef was visited by a Chaplain from the hospital. She asked Stef if there was anything she could do for her. She just wanted to make it clear that she wanted someone there there on Wed to pray for the twins after delivery. Nothing seemed out of the norm when she had a knock on her door this morning and there stood a pastor. Stef invited him in and talked a bit before giving him her name, the twins names and he even prayed with her. She was very happy to hear that he would be praying for the girls. About that time there was another knock on the door and there stood the police. He asked the "pastor" to come to the door and asked for hospital identification, which the "pastor" didn't have. Uh oh. The officer then checked out his drivers license to make sure he didn't have any warrents for his arrest. Oh boy...is this really happening? After he learned he was clear of warrants, he gave him a warning and asked him to leave. We don't know exactly who this man was or if he is actually a pastor. Stef talked to the police officer afterwards. She asked him if he was legit, and the officer said, he's probably legit, just going about things the wrong way. I think the man had good intentions, just maybe an over achiever??? Is this crazy or what?
We have had our share of entertainment the last couple of days and all is good. We have been incredibly impressed with how many doctors and nurses have come to check on things and answer all of our questions. We feel more and more everyday that we have made the right decision about where to deliver. The medical staff is incredible and so caring about our situation. We also get a steady stream of entertainment at no charge! We are still planning on Wed for delivery.
Also, the NICU team came to visit Stef today, and offered to give Hollie a tour today. This gave her a huge sense of relief, as she knows this will help Hollie understand what Kamryn will look like the first time she sees her. Hollie's planning on being here between 2 or 3, and Stef's going to go down with her to hold her hand for the tour.
Hollie's last night of camp is tonight. She's having a lot of fun, and is learning a lot.
Stef also wanted me to let you all know that some parts of the blogs are blocked due to the hospital firewall. She's able to read the blogs, but she can't post responses. She wants everyone to know that she's still praying hard for everyone, and reads about the progress and fights that all these babies are still enduring every day.
Thanks again for all of the support from everyone!