Another Room

Another waiting room, another city. More families waiting anxiously for results, procedures, tests and treatments. The brightly painted walls and colourful checkered floors, children’s artworks and games and clowns; an attempt to mask the hospital stench. Pulling smiles as painful as pulling teeth. So many similarities in all hospitals so far. Parents on phones, kids on tablets; lost in a virtual world, escaping reality. Aiden glued to a Monster game, with exotic islands, creatures and quest that offer rewards, offering attainable goals and escape. Yes please.

I sit here, in such a familiar yet unknown place. I have no clue as to what to expect, what outcome, what path we will head on, what options there are. Sitting in limbo, unable to plan or prepare or settle. I feel hopeful and scared, excited and nervous.  Every other emotion I can not even name. Through it all trying to navigate through fog, to solve a puzzle with half the pieces missing. To make the best desisions. There is no crystal ball and I do not think there are second chances. So we do the best we can with the information that we have, like all parents just wanting the best, better then for ourselves…..

3 Replies to “Another Room”

  1. Dear Stephanie, I have been following your journey and keeping in touch with Leena and want to share how your experiences touch so close to my own heart. I think of you all the time, I cry and rejoice with ​you, I pray God will give you a peace that surpasses all understanding, Melanie Burns

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