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Confetti Floors

January 28, 2011

The floors at the Children’s Hospital look like they’re stained with confetti. The curtains are rainbow-colored and the dinner trays are filled with corn dogs and tater tots. There are movies and toys and video game consoles. And smiling nurses with beaded stethoscopes. But there are also sick kiddos, worried parents, uncertain diagnoses — and in our room, in a big crib, lies a little girl with RSV. The initials sound scary, but it’s essentially a chest cold. Not really a big deal in adults, but for infants it can be trickier. So we spent the night last night and little Miss Kate had some breathing treatments and watchful eyes making sure that she was breathing OK.

And she is. So we’re going home, happy to be amongst our own comforts – but thoughtful of our neighbors in the hospital who are still there. What a beautiful calling for the nurses and doctors who treat and comfort and love the families on those confetti floors.










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  1. Kimber permalink
    January 28, 2011 3:44 pm

    What a beautiful post. Glad Miss Kate is doing better and hope you guys have a nice, restful weekend 🙂

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