By Tuesday afternoon Josie was feeling a bit restless. She wanted her hair fixed since she had what we lovingly refer to as "Scaggley Hagatha Hair". So we came up with something that would be comfortable and would stay nice when she slept.
Once she was satisfied we comandeered a wheel chair and went for a stroll. We found all sorts of awesome things..... Hello Spidey! Who is your handsome friend?
We also found the Forever Young Zone. It's a pretty fun place filled with toys, musical instruments, crafts, video games and lots of volunteers whose main job is to see that the kids have a great time.
She was pretty easily worn out, so we spent a lot of time snuggling and just hanging out.
One of the highlights of our stay was when the Service Dog, Diva, came for a visit.
The food at Primary Children's is actually quite good. I went to the cafeteria and got food to take back to the room, but Josie had room service from 7:00am-7:30pm. She could order whatever she wanted, whenever she wished. Too bad she didn't eat much! One night we had some special visitors meet us down in the cafeteria. Josie's Uncle Brett, Aunt Ash and "the cousins" brought us Cafe' Rio for dinner!
By Wednesday she was feeling pretty good and we got the "all clear" to bust outta there! But not before winning a round of Wednesday morning BINGO! They broadcast a live Bingo game every Wednesday at 10am on channel 8 within the hospital. Since many of the kids can't leave their rooms this is something everyone can play. The kids call in when they get a BINGO. They can also call in and tell a joke or request a specific category if they are close to winning. After the game, the volunteers bring around a cart full of prizes so the winners can choose a prize.
Here's one of the jokes:
Why do ducks have webbed feet?
(to stomp out forest fires)
Why do elephants have flat feet?
(to stomp out flaming ducks)
Our stay was as good as we could have asked for, but we were EXCITED to go home!
Medical side note: The reason for our extended stay had to do with the artery in her arm. Due to the severity of the break, there wasn't a pulse at her wrist. During surgery they got it flowing and they wanted to make sure it stayed that way. Whenever they came in to her room to check her vitals, they brought in a little doppler machine because although we still couldn't feel a pulse, we could hear it with the machine.