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.
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.