I've been spending a lot of time in the waiting room the past couple of weeks, although not as much as I think I should.
Here's what I've learned hanging out in the waiting room outside the ICU.
- You want to "fix it" but you can't.
- Sometimes all you can do is show up and have some tissue available.
- Food offerings are always appreciated by friends and family waiting around.
- You can feel the power of prayer.
- A bacteria came back from Iraq with our soldiers that was previously unknown in the US and is now a common problem in all ICU's.
- Trying to plan the future is frustrating.
- Living day by day is more doable.