So, when Lindsey, our Child Life Specialist came in, she said, and I quote, "I was called because she had some trouble taking her medicine this morning and I am here to help her understand what is going on."
First, yeah she had some trouble. What's new?
And, second, where were you five days ago?
But, I thought, okay, she's here to help and she's making sense, better late than never, and we have some time before they discharge us, so let's hear her out.
She ended up being FABULOUS! #lindseyforpresident.
While I was packing, she sat down with Lu and talked to her about what was happening and how she was feeling, while giving Lu presents! First, she brought her the sweetest ballerina barbie, then she brought a Simba with an IV in his arm and a medical kit. She got Lu to tell her things like, "they didn't understand me, so sometimes I would say 'ouch' even if it didn't hurt" and lots of other insightful things apparently that she couldn't really pass along to me, because Lu doesn't like people talking about her while she's in the room!
And, now every day we play doctor with Simba and talk about the medicine and how it's yucky but it makes him feel better and how we like the doctors and nurses because they take care of us and make us feel better! I mean, really, good stuff!
While we were there, I felt like she was so mature in moments, but in other moments like she had regressed, by shouting single word requests or screaming for no reason. I think Lindsey helped her get out of that mode and ready to go back home.
As I mentioned earlier, they discharged us right around lunchtime! I called Nick, and he came over straight from work, loaded up and we got the heck out.
We're bustin' out!
Praise the Lord for returning to our normal routine!!