Saturday, February 13, 2010

Games People Play

Games you can play in the hospital. Pea was here visiting today, (She misses her Bam-maw so very badly) and hid behind the curtain around the door and played hide and seek.
A great game if you are four or under.
Now if you are twenty and a boy, the games get a bit more complicated. You take the thingy you put on your finger to see how your oxygen saturation is? You take it, put it on your own finger, and hold your breath as long as you can. Then you watch the numbers on the monitor come down.
This game can be enlivened if the nurse happens to notice and come running in when the alarm bells start ringing. JJ was very proud, his best score was 86! (100 is what most people "sat" at)
Amazing how life can change suddenly. Right now, I have two things that I long for, live for, beg for, cry for. Breathing and sleep.
I love my oxygen, how wonderful it is to breathe and to feel the breath in me, and to not fight for my air. I love it. I am aware, I am grateful.
Last night I finally begged the dr to give me something better to help me sleep. I think I am in love with Ambien. Last night after I took it and I started to fall asleep, all I could feel was just joy that I was actually going to sleep! And I felt so much better when I woke up this morning. My spirits and body were renewed by some sleep. Today is the first time in weeks that I can say I actually feel like I am beginning to recover. And for now, that is enough.

6 Kids Who Want To Play:

Jami said...

Sleep and oxygen. Two of the very best earth experiences. I'm glad you are getting more of each. Love you. Heal fast.

Kristina P. said...

Did my comment get eaten? Anyway, hope you're doing OK!

Marta said...

You are sounding very cheerful.

K J and the kids said...

Fun game. At least he wasn't pinching off your oxygen to bring YOUR levels down. Although I would have chuckled at that game too.

Glad you are feeling better. Hope they keep you there. with Ambien. and oxygen. for atleast another 3 days. :)

Jenny said...

Hope you get better soon.

I looked for you on face book and couldn't find you. :(

Jane said...

It sounds like the last couple of weeks have not been a fun time. Hope you are better soon, and home with your loved ones.