Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Radiothon June 2, 3, 4

Bailey's had a great day today! So much energy - I don't know where it came from - probably just glad to be feeling good again. She got a lot of schoolwork done today. I think the teacher was here 2 or 3 hours working with her on math. Her teacher, Michelle, is so nice. This is her last scheduled week to work at the hospital before summer break, but she said she'd come in on a volunteer basis to get Bailey through her math if they didn't get it done this week. I was a little worried last week about getting it done - she didn't have school at all on Thursday or Friday because she didn't feel very good at all. But she made up for all that today!

Bailey had Dr. T shaking his head in disgust yesterday. He walked in the room and she hadn't taken her medicine yet and the nurse pointed it out. So, she grabbed the syringe (with the little blue cap on the end), bit off the little blue cap, spit the cap out on her bed with great force, and downed her medication. He then pointed out that I am going to have so much "deprogramming" to do once we get home - and I have absolutely no doubt that that is the case. He walked in a few days ago to discover a cup full of empty syringes with little blue caps, and written on the side was "Bailey's Weapons". She demonstrated to him that she pulls the inside of the syringe out as far as it will go without falling out, places the little blue cap on the end of the syringe, and shoots the cap across the room. She likes to shoot them at people - namely, Dr. T. I don't worry so much when he walks in wearing his glasses, but when he doesn't have anything to protect his eyes, I'm in great fear that his career will suddenly come to an end when she impales one of his eyes with one of those little blue caps. [I was looking at myself in the mirror this morning, and I noticed that I suddenly have lots of grey hair. Hm.]

For all you Indy people out there, you'll have to tune in to 95.5 WFMS this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They're doing a radiothon for Riley Hospital in the atrium. Mimi is going to interview Bailey at some point (I think Thursday late afternoon or evening) and she mentioned something about using some excerpts from this blog page. We were on the phone today talking about the telethon and her husband (Jim Denny) was in the background telling her to tell me that he would see me in the atrium Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. for the morning show! I'll be there, Jim!!! - - give or take 4 or 5 hours.

Bailey had some Miss America contestants visit her yesterday -- Miss Texas, Miss Nevada, and Miss Pennsylania. They were very pretty, of course, and very nice. Gave Bailey a makeover with bright pink lipstick [Dr. T popped in later and said, "Boy, that Berlin Heart is really pinking your lips up, huh!"], and they painted Josie and Marissa's nails. They each got their own little tiara to wear. They had a good time with that.

Our pigeon came to greet us outside our window today. He was so cute, but his beady little red eyes still spook me a bit. I bought a $10-pair of binoculars last week in the gift shop just so we can spy on him! We named him Perry - short for Peregrin Falcon, which is what we really wish he was because that would make for much more excitement, but we go with what we have.

They're starting "room service" tomorrow here at the hospital. Instead of the hospital trays, Bailey gets to order from a really nice menu any time of day (except the nighttime hours - looks like we'll still have to order midnight pizza on our own). We'll really excited for this - especially the part about breakfast being available any time of the day. This could potentially solve our only two complaints - lack of variety (well . . . and quality), and the cafeteria not being open long enough (not at all on weekends). We'll let you know how it works! But we'll give them a while to work out the bugs first.

Hope all is well at R&L, I miss you guys! Hope all is well at First Christian Church of Shelbyville - we miss you guys!

See you soon,


Blogger Annette said...

Good morning ladies! Bailey - you're certainly getting the royal treatment at Riley - you even got your own tiara! We'll have to start calling you "Princess Bailey" - does that mean your mom has to bow down to you every day?

You're going to love room service. I had it at Women's Hospital - it's just like being at a hotel. Makes life much easier.

Hope you both have a good day today. Bailey - as I said before - give Dr. T a break - he's only a man - he can't help it!!!!

Annette :)

6:49 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

WOW! I'll have to see if I can get WFMS in here on the internet so I can listen to the radiothon. I hope I can! Maybe R&L will change the station so everyone can here it there. HA HA.

Hope you all have a great week!

Love 'ya lots!


12:40 PM  
Anonymous Miss Lisa said...

HAPPY DAYS BAILEY!!! Tell rissy Ms. Lisa says hello...and Im thinking about all of you everyday!!!

Don't You Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
Whe he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out -

The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit


5:42 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I found your link from a friend of mine who came across your link through blogger I believe. I am from Indianapolis (recently moved a little north) but I have always (for probably 20 years) been a WFMS listener and was planning on making a donation this weekend!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Oh! I almost forgot, you can turn in to WFMS by going to their website. www.wfms.com

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI Bailey and family!
I've been listening to the radiothon these past two days. One of the girls at work asked how I could listen because all she does is cry. My answer was how can you not.

I've read every post so far. Just like Mimi said today, I'll eagerly check this blog everyday to see how you are doing. You, your family and every other child and family at Riley are the epitome of strength and courage. You all are in my thoguhts and prayers!
Kerry Balding

10:03 PM  

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