We had such a warm welcome coming back. We know all the staff really well by now, and it was almost like coming home... I have a talkative nurse today, which is always a lot of fun for me because the lack of social interaction in the hospital can be a little wearing sometimes. It's fun to hear the perspectives of people who are in the trenches of health care, what they think of decisions from doctors and patients, and what they've noticed people do when put in tough situations. My nurse today has worked here for 10 years, and has done both adult and pediatric oncology. She says that it's so interesting that in peds the parents are so much more willing to do clinical trials than the adults are. I wonder if it's because parents are so much more hopeful their children will recover? I don't know.
I'm really loving the view from my room and the book that I've been reading about the history of cancer. We're still rooting for Kim and Aubree who have been so sick and pray that they'll be more comfortable and recover. We just love the people we've met up here, and are so grateful they've been willing to share their thoughts and experiences and just be our friends.