Posted 12/2/15 @ 10:20 a.m.
Ana’s being discharged soon – hooray! Jim’s with me now and just went to get fill her pain meds from the pharmacy. Her pain is still well controlled, but she’s drowsy. This may be because our collective sleep experience during this stay has been awful – very loud roommate who has a bad t.v. habit. While this has been annoying and sometimes infuriating, I feel bad for this girl who is 16 (the oldest child on the floor according to the nurse) and has Sickle Cell Anemia. She’s alone for long periods of time – I’m guessing because her mother has to work and so she’s here by herself for hours and hours (thus, the t.v. habit) – in pain and so sick she often sleeps half the day away (the only time the t.v. falls silent). It will be nice to get Ana out of here and back home where she can finally relax and have some quiet.