Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Leukemia - How is Jemma? - Day 9
For lunch they serve more typical German fair. Although it is still a bit light on vegetables for me, both Jemma and I find it very good. Each afternoon a sort of buffet cart is brought to the ward. It typically contains, two types of potatoes, soup, meat such as turkey or bratwurst, cooked vegetable and pasta. The dinners usually consist of three slices of bread, deli meat and cheese, and a pickle or tomato. Again we try to eat the parts of the meal from the hospital that we find the healthiest and suppliment with fresh foods brought by my husband and friends.
I am so lucky my husband has been an awesome support through this whole crisis. Each night I email him a list of things I would like to have at the hospital. It looks something like this:
2 pairs of pants for me
2 shirts for Jemma
1 fresh towel
1 package yellow and red tomatoes
He has gone to the grocery store almost every day before visiting to bring us these items which have allowed us to suppliment the hospital menu. Today he had an extra challenge. I asked for specific knitting needles, and he was able to find the ones I wanted.
He has not only done that, but he has been dealing with the insurance company. So far he has spent several hours (8+) on the phone with hospital billing personnel and insurance employees. Tonight he was optimistic that the short term details have been mostly worked out.