Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Day We Met An Olympian

I remember last summer's Olympics so vividly. We don't have cable, and NBC is impossible to get via any antenna...we tried. We did stream some of the games through our spotty internet, but I missed the commentary. I watched most of the summer games from a hospital room. It was kind of fun because they were on in every room and as a nurse would come in, they would be able to catch an update here and there.

Today was a fun day on the 7th floor with a visitor who brought one of her gold medals. Missy Franklin came to visit! Esther really had no idea how cool it was to meet an Olympian (who has character to match), but she did think it was cool that she could swim really fast backward.

Esther showed Missy her photo book and looked at the medal. It is least the diameter of a saucer and it looked about 1/2 inch thick. It must be heavy. I didn't think to ask if I could hold it until she had left.

Missy showing Esther her medal


Esther has had a good day so far. The nurse practitioner wanted to try infusing her medicine at the full rate since she handled 75% well yesterday. She did well most of the day but started coughing toward the evening, so we turned it down to 50%. Coughing is what led up to her breathing problems during her first round, and it came on quickly without much warning. It didn't seem right to keep pushing the rate if it wasn't necessary. She's also had decent fevers most of the day, which is expected. She will get all of the medicine, it will just take a bit longer.

While Missy Franklin's visit was exciting, I think Esther was more excited to see this goofball who holds the world record in silly faces....

See! She's in awe of him...her face definitely says awe... or confusion or huh?


Anthony and Rourke came for a little visit. They found a fun toy for Esther before they came. She was an excellent nurse for Lamby and assisted the good doctor well. She even tucked them in before bed so they don't get cold. Sweet girl.

Esther, Doc McStuffins, and Lamby


1 comment:

  1. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW! such sweet pictures of Esther, Rourke, Missy, and you! Sooooo cuuuuuute!