Wednesday, February 22, 2012
But Mostly I've Been Here
This is the view from the front of the VA Hospital in Palo Alto.
I don't know why I haven't bought a sweatshirt yet to show where I spent my vacation... and the next one... and the next one after that! I think the hubs and I should actually get matching ones.
Although this is normally a rule... NOT to dress alike!
But I think he would love one, to replace the hospital gown he has been in since the first of the year. But I actually want one that says Stanford. All of the interns wear those and I think I have been there long enough now to be an intern, don't you?
I have to just say this:
He is getting phenomenal care and the staff is beyond professional... they are genuinely caring.
Nothing could give me greater comfort while we work our way through this health issue.
I stay near the facility and I have had the honor of meeting so many people and their amazing families, undergoing treatment.
This is the major place on the West Coast for brain trauma, poly trauma and cardio thorasic surgery. Mrs. Biden and her staff were visiting here just a few weeks ago. That was so nice.
I have a friend who does quilting for Quilts of Valor and she gave me several quilts, gathered from several women, to take with me for the service men and women I meet. This is such a sweet gesture and so well appreciated. And that is what gets me.
I was going to write here more on that subject but it really is too emotional for me. Next thing you know, the ink will start to smear and you won't be able to read anything!
But I do venture out from here and I visited Prairie Queens quilt shop, after seeing it on PKM blog! I also found a shopping mall (photos in the last post... of their flowers there). They have a Pottery Barn for Kids there... a perfect place for someone like me who is about to become a grandma.
I found a cook book for some light reading! It has scalloped pages.. just too cute! The bakery is not too far away from Palo Alto. It's just a quick trip into San Francisco. But I really recommend this book. It's keeping me entertained anyway.