Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Thoughts

When we got to the ER, they tookus to room 19.  I stopped outside the door and said, “This does not bode well.”  Room 19 was the first ER room Bella went to when we brought her home from California.  It was the beginning of the hospital stay where they dumped us in the 15th floor for weeks and weeks to wait for Open Heart surgery – it wasn’t a pleasant stay.  The nurse looked at me and said, “Then we’ll move.”  And we went next door to 20.  Ah, 20.  Lovely 20. 

We stayed in ER all day waiting for a room in PCU, but it was worth the wait.  We got Bella’s room.  Truly.  We got the same room as our last stay.  Room 4.  Miss Juli, the Child Life Specialist up here, told me one day that this would always be Bella’s room.  I just didn’t think they meant literally.  :)  What a blessing to me that it worked out this way.  I am completely comfortable in this room.  I know exactly where everything is.    We were welcomed with open arms back to the unit. They even remembered how cold she likes her room.  PCU – our home away from home.

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Jason, Becca, and Jessi came up and brought me a few essentials – clothes, toiletries, and food.  We have learned a few lessons over the months.  It was wonderful to see them!  I told the PA tonight to use big letters and write on our chart that we need to be home by MONDAY.  School starts on Monday.  My other kids need me that day.

6 comments:

Cammie Heflin said...

Oh Bella bug, you get better little one! I totally understand the room thing!!!

Junior said...

Praying that it is a very short stay.
Feel better Bella, big hugs

Heather said...

Let's pray for Monday.It's doable.After all it is Miss Bella.I too understand the room thing.With our scare last week we were ushered into the same room where Zoey was diagnosed ... hate that room.Love to you and sending all our good thoughts and prayers that you'll be home in no time.

Michelle said...

Praying for Monday as well. Hope they get her all better and she fights her way home again! Praying for you guys as always...such a strength you are to so many Shelly!

Debra Ball said...

Hey, I want you home before Monday! The girls need you on Sunday to prepare for their big day! Here's to Sunday at the latest!

Kristin said...

Hugs and prayers coming your way! I hope it is a very short stay.