Monday, August 25, 2008

Rides to Remember

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!


Debbie B said...

Those rides sound terrible.

I'm praying right now for things to start moving faster. Waiting no matter how long or short is never fun.

Paula said...

I agree with Debbie. Waiting is not fun, especially when you are separated from your family. I hate all the red tape that goes along with adoptions.

Monica said...

Such a long wait:( We're praying that the paper holders will get their job done soon and you guys will be out of there.

It was fun to hear about the boys' visit. I bet you were all thrilled.

Can't wait to see the pictures.

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my goodness! Those are two rides you will never forget!

Bring on pictures of your new baby boy! He is such a handsome little guy!

Hoping and praying things move along this week. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there. God's hand is in this. I will lift you up in prayers.

Ryann and family

Chris and Gretchen said...

Ugh! What terrible rides. At least you were not the sick one!

Keep positive thoughts, you will be home soon. I just kept thinking at least we weren't gone two months in Kaz this time around. Although I do miss Kaz sometimes, still it was nice to not have to learn a new language and have familiar food around. :)