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.....