Sunday, July 26, 2009

Competing for Floor Space

Imagine living in a room that is 18 ft. x 18 ft. for six weeks. (I think that horses' stalls are bigger than that!)

Now imagine competing for floor space with five chairs (a recliner, a foldout sleeper-chair, two folding chairs and a high back visitor chair), an IV pole, a rolling blood pressure monitor, a walker, a bedside table and a laundry hamper -- all of which are surrounding the bed which is the big-space-taker-upper.

That's what we have here in Room 8403. It's cozy but we have to observe the rules of the road when we're passing one another in this small space. Traffic control is essential.

Gil's white count is 4.5 today so we've made it into the range (4-10) that the oncologists were aiming for. Now we wait for the bone marrow biopsy tomorrow morning to learn if there are myeloblasts (those unwanted immature cells) in the aspirate. That will determine whether Gil can go home.

Another Haiku (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables):

Equipment on wheels
Competing for prized floor space.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Gil, Karen and family,
    I'm thinking about you and hoping the day brings you rest and comfort. Thank you for the daily blog, which today brought good news. Remembering you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa Senter