Some food and a good night's sleep helped remarkably. If Brian is able to get more time off, I think we'll alternate nights rather than me pushing myself to do two in a row, that's what did me in. And not eating very well--I was trying to eat as little as possible, because buying all our meals is getting expensive. I'm going to make up some stuff to take in--there is a refrigerator and a microwave on the ward. Thank you again, all of you, those who commented and even those who didn't because I know sometimes it's hard to find the right thing to say, or you feel others have already said it, or it's a difficult subject for you. There is an activity room for the kids, and among other things there was a shelf of books. I was trying to find something to read and picked up a copy of Pollyanna Grows Up--figured at least I could find out what happened to her. So, here's my list of Glad things:
- we live very close to the hospital, about a 15-20 minute drive depending on traffic, so we can visit easily.
- Brian has a very flexible job where taking time off is fairly easy
- None of this is life-threatening, and Ivy's condition isn't potentially fatal. I can't imagine doing this sort of thing knowing that eventually my child is probably going to die anyway and I'm just making her life comfortable for now.
Miranda is staying with her grandpa for the day, and I have things to get ready before I'm off to the hospital.