Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sitting in A Waiting Room

Confession time.  I actually like hospitals.  

I know many people who really can't stand to be in them......and most of them have very legit reasons for feeling that way.  I've been through much in hospitals from the birth and immediate emergency surgery on our firstborn to the illness and passing of both dads and my grandparents....even as a patient myself multiple times.

I enjoy the hustle and bustle, the muffled sounds of rubber soled shoes, the various televisions and conversations going on around.  The smells even.  I know!  I'm weird. I accept it.  But there must be others who feel as I do because the hospital is crammed full of caring and compassionate workers who choose to show up every day and spend up to 12 hours at a time here.

Since receiving the news of Chadd's accident on Thursday we have spent most of our waking moments here.  We have come and gone from the same waiting room in the Trauma Neuro Unit for days.  We see the same families who come to sit with their loved ones.  Occasionally there is a new face.  But there is a familiarity and a comfort in seeing these same faces even as we are not discussing "our" patients with each other.

Now as I sit here there is construction work nearby.  Someone is drilling.  So much for the quiet waiting room experience.  But it doesn't bother me when I think of all that it takes to keep a massive building like this going.

Yesterday as we sat and waited Chelsea put together a GoFundMe page for Chadd.  She titled it Blessings for Chadd.  Sadly, Chadd had just changed jobs with the goal in mind of bringing in more income so they could afford to be married.  He was relieved to hear that his new job is still in place when he is able to go back.  In fact he was so relieved that I was afraid he was going to hurt himself in his hyperventilating.  But what the job change means is that he was in between insurance coverage.  His new coverage was expected to kick in after 90 days of starting his new job.  I'm going to give you the link to the page but hope that you won't feel any obligation.  It would be great if it could be shared though.  It is Chelsea's second greatest concern, after Chadd's health, that they would still be able to get married in May.  If he has mega bills that would definitely have a negative impact on those plans.  We have faith that we are still in the palm of His loving, caring and all knowing hands.


Vee said...

You are weird. Said with love. I know of no one who enjoys being in or at the hospital. Well now I do. Thank you for the link. I will be back to check it out. As for plans...always good to trust and believe.

Terra said...

That funding page is a good idea; the gap in insurance is daunting. God has good plans of healing for Chadd.

Sherry said...

continuing to pray for chadd and all his hospitalization, finances, wedding plans with chelsea, entail. God will do a sweet work - - this i believe!!!!!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I don't mind hospitals either. I think that's what makes me a good visitor/companion. Let me know anytime you want company!


Theresa said...

Oh dear friend, I pray that each day finds Chadd closer to getting back on his feet! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

Some Little Good said...

Becky ~

I know you don't know me. I have read your blog before and came over from Mrs. Rabe. I used to blog at Deputy Domain and was (am) friends with Tracy Kern (who is friends w/ Deanna).

I am so saddened by this hard trial that has come to your family, and most especially your dear girl and her young man. You are all truly in my prayers.

I feel very compelled to make sure Chadd's family has explored all options under Cobra. Two years ago we were between insurance when my then 3-year old threw a rubber ball into an overhead light fixture and the broken glass cut her face resulting in an ER visit with stitches. We had been uninsured about 2 months. My husband contacted Cobra. They allowed us to sign up, BACK pay the missed monthly payments, and then they covered everything. Praying this is an option for Chadd.

Believing God's strength and tender mercies will carry you through.
Jodi Deputy