Slumber Party At The Hospital!

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As the day progressed from our visit to the Emergency Room early this morning, ‘The Little One’ was admitted to the cardiac unit at North Broward Hospital late this afternoon. He is resting peacefully now!


We’ve been caught up in the emotion of the day, but we know that we are in a safe place this evening. The last week or so at home has been quite stressful for both of us as TLO’s health has been a challenge. New areas of pain overshadowed by different kinds of pain. A new experience?

As the Caregiver, I want to take away his pain. I am confident that all Caregivers understand this. As Caregivers, we sit back, take a deep breath and want our secret powers from our Caregiving Cape to make everything better… Whoosh

But the cold hard facts are that we all all human!

A slumber party is in order this evening; there will not be any pillow fights and there will be no popcorn as well. The slumber party may not take away the pain, but the slumber party will certainly p20130918-214639.jpgprovide the much needed comfort that we seek during our Caregiving journey.

Finding comfort is one of the common denominator in Caregiving. We all want it, we all strive for it, but we don’t know how to find it when we are in the midst of our journey.

Tonight I am finding my comfort zone by having a slumber party at the hospital. There is no comfort in going home to an empty house! Heck, I might even ring that call bell.

You see… We might have cancer, but cancer does not have us!


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  1. dick woodhouse on September 18, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    A big hug to you both, and big-time prayers… for both of you.
    Love and hugs

  2. dickwoodhouse on September 18, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Love, hugs and BIG TIME prayers for you both.

  3. Linda Brendle on September 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I hope TLO is comfortable now and that the hospital staff will find you something reasonably comfortable on which to slumber. Continued prayers for both of you.

  4. smellslikebandaids on September 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Hi Chris- I hope that you 2 are having fun this evening with the slumber party. We have been battling not having to go to the hospital today and stayed home by the skin of our teeth. You are right the thing that I want most is for Bubba not to go through what he has to go through. The pain all the shots and just being a kid. Bubba and I are saying our prayers for TLO and you.

  5. Chris MacLellan - 'Be A Healthy Caregiver' on September 19, 2013 at 12:14 am

    The slumber party is a blast! We’re on the 9th floor pent house suite! He’s sleeping soundly, but will be up early in the morning for his stress test. I’m already stressed!

    Sending you and Bubba some positive energy… Thanks for checking in, we appreciate it!

  6. Chris MacLellan - 'Be A Healthy Caregiver' on September 19, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Thanks Linda… He is sleeping peacefully now… Prayers are much appreciated!

  7. Chris MacLellan - 'Be A Healthy Caregiver' on September 19, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Thanks Dick… Back at you!

  8. sonia on September 19, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers!

  9. romie3 on September 19, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs, Sonia

  10. smellslikebandaids on September 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Thank you for the positive energy! We needed it! I am hoping you are back home and having a pj party at home now!

  11. Chris MacLellan - 'Be A Healthy Caregiver' on September 22, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Positive energy is what keeps us going!