Today was moving day for the BMT unit. We packed up all of our belongings into "belonging bags" and headed due east a hundred yards or so to our new room on Seven East.
As long as Esther's been visiting Children's they've been telling us about the "new tower." Things are pretty much the same, but fresh and clean. The biggest improvement being Esther's direct caregivers can use the bathroom in the room!!! In the old BMT unit only the patients were allowed to use the bathroom...this meant parents of 10ish kids with all kinds of whacky infections were sharing the same bathroom. I think this was a smart upgrade. The biggest downgrade, a bed for adults that about 2/3 the size of a twin but well over three feet from the ground. It is only a tiny bit wider than a standard pillow...I hope I don't fall off. Good think they don't let two parents stay in the BMT unit, one would be sleeping on the floor.
It's nice to be in this new room and Esther was so excited to be the first person ever to take a bath in her new room and if she decides to go to sleep, the first person to sleep in her new room. For the last five nights she's decided sleep is overrated and chit chatting is more fun and hasn't been falling asleep until after 11 or midnight. Pray she'd sleep!
Esther is recovering very well! Her mouth is healing and we've been decreasing her pain meds about 10% every twelve hours. Yesterday she didn't need a platelet transfusion! She did get one early this morning, but going a full 24 hours between infusions is definitely the right direction.
AND....the BIGGEST NEWS....IS.....as long as everything goes well with no fevers, weaning her morphine, and continued platelet production, that stroller will be carrying a little girl out of this hospital on Monday! YIPEE!