Saturday, May 18, 2013
BCH Has Gone To The Dogs
Matthew has had a rough couple of days. He's had a lot of fluid continuing to drain from his lungs and basically just still feels pretty rotten. He's still in CICU despite the ongoing discussion of moving him to the floor. This morning there was a dog show here at the hospital and the day nurse, Jess, agreed to load him up and help us take him to see the pooches. Matt Matt just observed quietly. Then we got a huge bonus - we were able to take Matthew out into the beautiful healing gardens here. I read about the garden here a couple years ago in an issue of Sci Am Mind, which featured studies being done on the healing powers of outdoor green spaces on recovering patients. As we've talked about before, "outside" is in the top 5 if not top 3 all time favorite words for Matt Matt so we have been anxious to start bringing him out here. Once he's out of CICU we'll be able to bring him out more and more. The fluid is reducing today and there is still a possibility he'll get out to the floor today. Here's hoping!