I had the opportunity to experience the pediatric health system in British Columbia first hand this past week, as our boy was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. He was discharged yesterday, and I’m still processing the whole experience. The main thing that matters is that NOW HE IS WELL. I am very very grateful to the staff and physicians for their hand in that.
In my presentations, I always say that I’m not always the best partner in care because I’m a zombie in the hospital: sleep deprived, coffee deprived, hungry and whacked out by stress and worry about my kid. I also wore the same clothes for three days straight. (And also slept in them). I had the wherewithal to ask my husband to take a photo of me outside Aaron’s room yesterday – so here’s a rare sighting of The Zombie Mom In Her Hospital State.