Thursday, November 15, 2007

    Joy at the Hospital

    Note: I had intended on posting a movie of Cole and Grammy watching Praise Baby, but alas, I can't post videos on the hospitals network. Drat. I'm going to publish this anyways, and maybe save the video til later.

    It seems like the hospital is a pretty dreary place, but that's not the case. They have an amazing play-room that Cole can get all to his self. It's so cool that I want to play in it! It has an awesome train table and more cars than you can shake a stick at. They have play medical stuff, musical keyboards and ramps that you can send the cars down. Cole's been in there once already, and the hospital staff is chomping at the bit to get him in there again.

    Then there are family and friends. This video is of Cole watching Praise Baby with his Grammy on Grammy's iPod. It's one of his favorite things to do. He loves it, that's for sure.

    We also have plenty of videos that we and friends have brought, and Cole spends most of his day watching these videos. We probably have around 30, which is awesome. The hospital also has some we can use. Obviously, there's a DVD player in the room.

    The hospital staff is also quite amazing and incredibly helpful. They are always asking what more they can do for us, and they seemingly delight in getting any little thing we need. There are Child Life Specialists, who specialize in caring for the children and the family and thier mental health and play time. They are amazingly helpful.

    So, all in all, it's not a bad place to be, and Cole is enjoying himself as much as he can right now.