A Hospital Hotel

Monday, October 27, 2008

Every time Cayman has been in the hospital we could always hear a baby down the hallway that seems to cry all day and all night. This time that baby is Cayman's roommate.We have not gotten a lot of rest because of this. Mike and I have taken turns, one staying by Cayman's side, while the other one sleeps in the hotel room.

Still wide awake at 1 a.m. last night, Mike asked the nurse a request that we were not sure would be granted.

"Can we take Cayman to our hotel room and sleep there?"

The nurse checked with the doctor. Cayman's chest tube was not draining anymore fluids, her IV is not in use, her vitals have been steady, so the doctor said, "OK."

So down this hallway we went...












turn left and pass through this door...














down this ramp that connects the hospital building to the hotel building...











turn right and pass through this door into the hotel...












take a quick right...













then a quick left down this hallway...













turn right down this hallway and go all the way to the end...












and arrive at our hotel room.





We only had 3 hours before Cayman had to be back in her hospital room to receive her antibiotic, but it was a great 3 hours to be all together sleeping in a quiet room.

4 Showin' Comment Love:

Stephanie said...

yeah for sleep

Tsquared417 said...

I'm so glad all is well...and you got some sleep. I'm so sorry that you had even more stress added to your weekend. Hang in there!

The Soldatke family said...

Wow, how creative!!! I can't believe they said yes!! What an awesome idea! Great job, Mike

Michelle said...

I am so happy that both of our local hospitals and Duke all have private rooms only. My Mom was in the hospital a few years ago and it was 2 to a room with curtains. We could never get the other occupant to turn down the TV, even at 2:00am. I didn't sleep for two weeks. It was so nice of them to let you bring Cayman back to the hotel!