Monday, June 20, 2011

Computers and Trivialities......

Anyone who knows about my nightly ritual of two to three hours online (catching up on email, writing the blog, reading, etc….) can imagine that the last two and a half weeks of being basically computer-less has been a real change for me. So imagine my pleasure when I discovered yesterday at 5:30 pm that on the regular ward (as opposed to the ICU) there is a computer room, open from 10:00 to 18:00.
"Ummm-" I asked the lady obviously in charge, while noting both adults and children in the room, "Is this room for patients?"
-"And for parents" she answered.
-"Good," I replied, "because after two and a half weeks in ICU I am in severe 'computer denial'"
-"But we close at 6:00"
-"I noticed, but that is OK….!"

So I hope (as from yesterday) to be online a bit daily. Hopefully we will be home sometime this week. Ricki still needs about three more days of intravenous antibiotics, but after that I assume we will be released, especially as she is progressing by leaps and bounds.
But of course,nothing is perfect. The computer here is SSSLLLOOOWW , and the one I am using currently has a mouse that I can't right-click on.
BUT WHY am I bitching?!? I should think that after a week in ICU I could be more forgiving of the trivialities of normal life.....

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that Ricki has improved so much. Wonderful that your prayers have been answered.

How nice that you have access to a computer now...however limited.
Things are improving.

Meta from WT.

mikimi said...

AND the Blooger has returned!

Staying Afloat said...

So glad things are looking up, and that you can get connected again.

SunnySacramento said...

So happy to hear good news! May Ricki continue to heal and recover.

ilanadavita said...

Nice to hear from you. I am glad Ricki is better.

Batya said...

Glad to hear that you can take computer breaks in the hospital and Ricki will be home very soon G-d willing. Does she realize how sick she has been?

Lucia said...

I am so glad to hear that Ricki is doing so much better! She has been in my prayers and still is.