I just have to say that the care that we have received while at Stanford has been out of this world. It has been like nothing I have ever seen before in the health care field, and I have been in 5 different hospitals in my lifetime. While we were down in the CCU before the pump surgery the staff was incredible, they would always stop me in the hallway and ask how I was doing, or they would just all take turns popping in on Dave and checking on him. Our social worker comes in at least once a day just to make sure we are all holding up all right and to let us know that she is there for us in any capacity. And now that we are up in the ICU the staff is even better then down in the CCU. Most of the nurses let me sit by Dave's bedside all day, they all know me by name and stop me in the hallway, they have asked for the website address, and even pray for him at their own bible studies. Every single one of them have gone beyond the call of duty to make Dave more comfortable and more at ease with his situation. They all have taken a special interest in him and us as a family, and I can't begin to tell you how that makes me feel as a mother and as a person.
Today they did something incredible, a couple of nurses came up with the idea of bringing in the "Pet Therapy" team to cheer Dave up. The team consists of whatever pet they have "on call" that day. Today just happened to be a Wheatland Terrier by the name of Crystal. Oh my gosh she was so cute and so sweet. They put her up on the bed with Dave and she just cuddled up with him and gave him lots of kisses and love. He smiled like I haven't seen him smile in a long time. I do have pictures but they are on my cell phone, it was the one day I didn't bring my camera in the room! So as soon as I figure out how to get the pictures off of my phone I will get them up on the blog. It was so great to have that little break in the day and something different happen for him, even if it was only for a few minutes it was still such a nice thing for him to have today.
Thank you Kiana, Sarah, Julie, and Dorothy for putting this together today you made this mom a happy mom. He was having a rough afternoon, as you all know, and even if we only saw that smile for a little bit it was worth it to me and I have you 4 wonderful women to thank for that. You are beautiful, terrific, outstanding women, thank you for making life a little bit easier for all of us. XOXO