I took a short video of Ana’s room – mostly for Ana’s friends who haven’t had a chance to visit. It’s actually a great room, as far as hospital rooms go.
All of the rooms in the Children’s Hospital are private rooms with a similar layout. They give Ana lots of privacy (if you don’t count the constant flow of nurses, doctors, aids and housekeeping staff).
Today has been quiet, as all weekends are. Ana had one visitor, her teacher Patrick, who taught her a fun math game (I lost twice) and bought her chicken wings and me a slice of pizza (thank you Patrick!) Ana did an awesome job with many things today, including getting the dressing on her port changed (a painful process), taking all her medicine, enduring that horrible Lovenox shot and eating/drinking real food. Dressing changes are the worst – think of how much kids hate to take a bandaid off and then multply it by 10 and also rub the sore spot with a nice alcohol swab. Ouch.
I almost forgot – Ana asked if I could request that people send her email. She doesn’t always have time to respond, but she reads them all and loves getting them. She said, “thanks to everyone who sends me an email!!” Her email address firstname.lastname@example.org.