Thursday, July 9, 2009
ICU? Not So Bad
As promised...here's me at around 36 weeks!
We're beginning to wonder if our AFCC team just likes to hang out with us, because it's about that time, every afternoon, when we get a call from Linda or Laurie about coming over to Children's for one thing or another. Yesterday's adventure involved a tour of the the Medical/Surgical ICU, not to be confused with the NICU. This is the portion of the hospital where Rafa will recover from his surgery and spend time on ECMO. When he's ready to come off of ECMO, he will be transfered to the NICU proper. Things were pretty sterile and non-descript, with some strategically placed kid-friendly artwork. But more importantly, the nurse we met was very warm and soothing, answered our questions, and knew well enough to give me a hug when we left. That's what I'm talking about!
Today's appointments are:
11:30 Non-stress test
1:00 Consult with Dr. Economy
2:00 Meet with Dr. Hess, my anesthesiologist
2:30 Meet with a rep from the Children's anesthesiology department
3:30 Collapse and sleep
We are also looking forward to some visitors this afternoon, the Silvers from Brooklyn! Can't wait to see you all!