What an interesting day it has been. I left the hospital at about 9:45 last night, and was very surprised to find that Mike had a new roommate when I arrived this morning! It will probably not surprise anyone to know that this was not a great thing.
This new roommate seems nice enough, but he is hard of hearing and likes the t.v. very loud. To make matters worse, for some reason the sound is coming out of the t.v. rather than the speakers in the bed, so everyone can hear it. When he turned on the sitar music, we left for a long walk around the hospital. I think he watched/listened to that channel for three hours!
The nurses called maintenance, but t.v.’s are not a high priority for them. They couldn’t come until Monday, so they offered us a new room. We took it, and are now hoping that Mike gets no new roommates between now and Friday. The whole sitar incident has actually provided quite a few laughs today.
Mike also saw a different physical therapist today, since it is a weekend. She was a fantastic therapist, and very interesting to talk to. She started asking Mike about our church. She had never heard of an Evangelical Free church before. That led to a good discussion about the Bible and how God works in the world. I was quite impressed with how well Mike was able to answer questions, although he tired quite quickly and just had to stop. The conversation did get him an extra 15 minutes of therapy! Productive in many ways.
I went for lunch at the Canadian Honker today, a restaurant that I have eaten at many times while I have been here. As I left today, I thought that for the first time I didn’t look like a stressed out family member of a St. Marys patient. That was a very good feeling! While the road ahead is still long, it does look like we will get to the end of it. We will forever be changed by this whole experience, which is a good thing. We have been through the fire and we have survived! Thanks be to God!