Days like today make it hard to believe that Jen won't be getting better, packing up, and heading home to get on with life. Her terrific nurse gave her a sponge bath. She was freshened up, smelling like Bath and Body Works, and wearing new, sassy leopard print PJ's. Her pain was not a major issue today. She only seemed bothered following longer periods of sleep when she would get a little behind on medicines. She was even surprised by a visit from family up from Cape Girardeau. It was very nice for Jen to see their smiling, caring faces and for Jan to get some special time with her parents, brothers, and sister.
Several times over the past few days Jen has woken up and asked us why there are so many people standing in her room watching her. I think it scares her that everyone else may know something that she doesn't. We assure her that there is nothing being kept from her and many people just want to stop in and say hello. A couple of times she has simply asked me to politely have everyone leave the room. I'd like anyone thinking of visiting to consider this. I won't discourage anyone from paying a visit, but please understand that there are times in the day where she would much rather rest alone. Jan, Dennis, Tina, and I are here around the clock and we'd be happy to visit and then share those visits with Jen at the appropriate time.