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.