Sunday, 17 April 2011
Don't Lick The Rabbit
Being treated in a children's hospital is fun. My mum had to make the decision on the phone between Sick Kids and the Western so she chose Sick Kids, which was the best decision. There are major benefits like; I had a Bone Marrow sample under general anasthetic, but in the Western I would have been awake (which I'm told is almost not worth living for, its that painful) and whilst i get Chemo i get three different anti-sickness drugs, which i wouldn't get at the Western. But there's other benefits like..all the rooms and wards are decorated with Disney characters, Ward 2 (Oncology and Haemotology (where I am)) had an 'underwater' theme which is beyond exciting. Even some of the windows have creatures on them.
The one thing though, that reaaally gets to me, is the fact that the doctors and nurses think I'm too old to want a sticker after an x-ray or a certificate after being in theatre. In the space of two days, I had two MRI scans, 4 CT scans, 8 X-Rays and a PET scan and did I get a sticker? No. My mum actually had to ask for a sticker for me on the last x-ray. I was then in theatre twice and only got a certificate the first time. Then a girl who was only one year younger than me (although she looked, and acted about 7) got a sticker for simply chatting to the dentist, I CHATTED TO THE DENTIST TOO. There was one day though, I was in the main ward in surgery and a nurse came round with her arms full of 'Grumpy' teddies from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves that were donated by Disney. She went round offering them to all the kids in the ward, and I was thinking 'I swear, if she doesn't offer me one...' but luckily she did. Grumpy now comes to hospital with me every time I stay over.
Basically the moral of the post, is I am a child at heart. Oh..and don't lick your pets.