03 December 2008

Greek Hospitals

Everything is going well, thank you for your prayers. Today baby got to finally drink some milk and this has made him less cranky but I think anyone would understand if they went on a five day fast. He is also sleeping better now with a little milk in his belly, I just left Arthur at the hospital while I sleep from 1am to 8am. Arthur and I are now splitting hospital duty and spending time at a hotel. We had a hospital room with an extra bed to ourselves for a few days and that was nice but yesterday they put another family in there and now you have to sleep in the chair making it very uncomfortable so we are staying at a nearby hotel and they made a good price for us. I don't know what American hospitals are like but Greek ones are crowded especially at the first of the month, the children's ward has more than tripled in residence size since Monday. Last week there were only about a dozen kids up there and for some reason they squeezed us all into 3 rooms. This isn't very fun especially with small children who wake up at different times of the night because if one kid wakes up then they all wake up and then your kid wakes up and wakes up all of the others.
One night there was one little boy that wouldn't stop crying and he woke up 2 times so on the third time I didn't even open my eyes and I could hear his mother shushing him and finally I open my eyes to find that the crying was Nik and he was standing up in his crib (prior to operation) looking at me like "why aren't you coming" I felt so bad but I seriously had thought it was the other kid. So we are lacking some serious sleep so I will write more later I'm off to see if I can fall asleep.

5 comments:

Valerie & Bryan said...

i hope you & arthur are able to get some rest. We'll continue to be praying for Nik's speedy recovery. Much love to you all!

GeGe said...

We love you and pray that you both get some sleep and little Nik is on the mend. Love, GeGe

Kelly said...

praying for you and thinking of you... love you guys!

Doris said...

Mara and Arthur--We are thinking about you and praying for you every day. Hope little Nik will be well soon. Love from Granpa Percy and Grandma Doris

Jennifer said...

Going home and getting back on the old schedule will be great. Is baby Nik's room ready? He's a big boy now...or does he have to go back again to the hospital later? Wishing you happy days ahead.....maybe you and Arthur can go out for a date. I know Katerina wants to get a hold of him like me. Hey Grandpa Nik, is it time to celebrate yet? Love, Grandma Peters