Sunday, March 29, afternoon
I just stepped out for a little bit to go get a coffee and some lunch, like I had said I might in that last post. While I was wandering around the Longwood Galleria trying to figure out what to eat, I was on the phone with Dave. I told him I had to go, so I could order some food, and the next thing I hear after I hang up is a man's voice saying, "I've been trying to find you." Freaked the crap out of me, especially since I don't know anyone here. I turn to look, and it's Dr. Puder! Seriously?! I go from having to chase down a doctor in Denver to tell me what's going on, and here, the doctor comes to find me?? I didn't expect to see him until tomorrow. We never saw doctors on the weekends in Denver, and he was out of town this weekend. I guess he got back this afternoon and stopped by the hospital to check on his patients, and got to Faith's room right after I had left, so the nurse told him where she thought I went, and he came to find me! I wanted to burst into tears and give him a big huge hug right on the spot, but I controlled myself.
It turns out, all he wanted was to check in with me and see how I thought Faith was doing. He let me know he'd checked in on her, and asked if she was acting any differently, or if I'd noticed any color changes yet. I let him know that she's still as sleepy as ever, and that she's not as smiley as she had been, but that I figure it's just because she's surrounded by unfamiliar people and misses all her favorite nurses in Denver. She perks up and pays attention any time someone comes in the room, I think she's hoping one of these times it'll be someone she knows. I still think I need to get a cardboard cut-out of Jan to stand by her bed, then her smiles will come back!
Anyway, that's that. Totally surprised me and freaked me out. Oh, and I might go to church again in a couple of hours; I saw a sign for a Calvary Chapel here, right next door to the hospital. I really enjoyed our time at Calvary Aurora, so I thought I'd check it out. You can never have too many connections...
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