So we arrive in the Emerg department at Sick Kids Hospital with Devlin and after a 10 minute triage where the nurse checked his temperature, listened to his chest, checked the rate of his breathing and other vitals, we were rushed into a room where the medication started.
Every 15 minutes we had to give him a super boost of inhaler and hopefully this concoction of inhaler and oral steroids will keep him from needing to be admitted.
As for the Hurricane Sandy situation, hospitals are pretty insulated against the happenings in the outside world. You lose track of time.
We arrived and it seemed like in a blink we’d been here for 4 hours.
I have no idea if the wind is still blowing like mad, I do know there is rain because on the window which is strategically placed so as to be to high to peer out and see what is happening out there, I can hear the splatter of drops. Sadly I can’t tell how hard it’s raining because of the super thick. Double paned glass.
Is there a hurricane out there still?
Does it matter when my son is struggling for every singular molecule of oxygen he’s fight to get into his lungs.
So my question about the hurricane is, do I care? Should I care?
Probably, when I leave the quiet solitude of the panic and stress driven energy of these halls, I’ll be overwhelmed by the floods, winds and other hurricane like symptoms of a strong gusting storm from the pacific ocean.