Monday, May 24, 2010

Part 2 --- No More Monkey Bars

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.
What sweetheart!

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.


tammy said...

What a traumatic experience! So glad Primary Children's is around. And happy that you are all now home!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

So glad you got the okay to go home. Thanks goodness for good hospitals!

Vanessa said...

Thumbs up to PCMC! I'm glad your stay was better then your ER experience.

And I bet you are glad to be home.

Chelle said...

Welcome home Josie! We had fun with your boys while you guys were gone. J brought them over a few times and we had fun. We missed Adam though. He was busy with baseball, I think. Hope Josie liked her tree picture. The kids were all so excited to make it for her. We had a good time creating it and even tied it into our FHE lesson about administering to the sick!

M-Cat said...

Glad to hear she is home and doing better. Glad to hear that your experience at PCMC turned around and was positive.

And how cool is it that you got Cafe Rio delivered?? Niiiiiiice

Omgirl said...

wow! I'm super impressed with Primary Childrens from your description. In fact, next time I need surgery I'm going to try to pass myself off as a 17 year old so I can go there. Think it'll fly???

Sneaky Momma said...

Glad that your little girl is home! :)