Thursday, December 23, 2010

a christmasy hospital visit

Last week, Rainer had a brief (6 hour) hospital stay. He needed an infusion of immunoglobulins. He did great--and how lucky is this--it happened to fall on the day that Santa was visiting all the children in the hospital. I didn't think to take any pictures when Santa visited, but it was oh so exciting. I thought it might be scary for Rainer (Santa came with a large entourage--Mrs. Clause, one elf, and photographer, and one or two nurses), but Rainer really held it together.
In the down moments (most of it), we played matching games and I read him a few chapters of The Children of Noisy Village. The time went really fast. We were both tired, but happily engaged. He crashed in the car on the way home.
{with all his loot from Santa}
{they sent him up a fruit plate and Cheerios}
{we brought along stuffed art and games}


Georgia said...

I'm happy Rainer's stay was short, I'm praying he stays healthy! Christmas Blessings to you and your family

Sarah said...

He looks great and what luck to be there when Santa is coming. I am always impressed at your upbeat posts about Rainer's treatments, I know it must be hard, but he is learning so much about being a positive person from you.
I hope all your holiday activities are filled with joy.

Sarah said...

I love that you can put lucky and hospital visit in the same sentance! Rainer is so blessed to have you. I'm sending lots of well wishes his way as well as to your family! Merry Christmas

purplesnowflake said...

Love your blog. Carry on. Best of luck with Rainer's health. You are such an inspiration. Well done!

stephanie from texas said...

What a blessing that your stay was short and positive. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your experience with Rainer...and your everyday life. Always an inspiration.
Merry Christmas.