I feel like venting about policies, competency and other such issues but alas I shall restrain myself... We are pretty much no closer to resolution (at least that we can tell). IN is being very difficult for unknown reasons.
So for now, I will tell you about two elevator experiences. In our short stay at the hospital I had two rather interesting rides. :)
The first occurred when we got on an elevator with several others before realizing there was a vomiting kid on board. He stood in the corner gagging and tossing his cookies into a cup - loudly. It took everything in me not to puke myself. Note to self: if child is sick, ask others to take a different elevator - do not hold the door for them and wait for them to enter. Poor kid.
The second happened a couple of days later. I was by myself and got onto an elevator with several hospital employees. They began discussing the fact that a couple of them had given blood moments before. One of the ladies was feeling woozy and then she slumped over. Thankfully there were several people on board. I held the old elevator doors open (they were bound and determined to squash me) and asked for a wheelchair (before I realized that she had passed out cold). A man came and helped carry her out of the elevator and laid her on the floor. He started calling for smelling salts (it felt like a movie by this point). I made sure she had the help she needed (four people or so) and quietly closed the elevator door to ascend to my floor - by myself. I will admit, I hesitated to ride the elevator with anyone after that - I looked at them thoroughly to ensure optimal health. :)
We are working on keeping positive here. I know in the realm of time, this will be such a short amount of time but right now it's just frustrating. Not knowing is perhaps the most frustrating. We will probably go to a Starbucks tonight or tomorrow to get wireless internet so we can post pictures!