Well, if this hospital stay has been a test of my patience, I must say that at the moment I am failing that test miserably. I am trying to work on my attitude, but at the moment it is not the greatest. :(
To sum it up succinctly, there hasn't been a lot of urgency on the part of the generalist overseeing Ryan's case to move this process along quickly. I don't think that he had a firm concept of the fact that we have a two-year-old that we both miss terribly, that all three of us (Ryan, myself, and my father-in-law) have jobs with responsibilities - I am missing two days of back-to-school meetings this week - and that we left home on Friday just expecting to "run to the ER and back". Four days later, here we are still. Now he knows how we feel, after we had a conversation with him this morning.
The good news is that it really seems like we are leaving today. We were initially told by a specialist this morning that Ryan would be getting a test done tomorrow at 11 a.m., but my husband channeled his frustration into a very direct persuasion that magically moved the test up to 4 p.m. today. :) Once this test is over, Ryan will have to be in the recovery room for a short spell and then we can get on the road.
Please pray for traveling mercies, a Christlike attitude, and that we wouldn't waste opportunities while we are here at CTCA to share the hope that we have. We know that God doesn't allow things like this to happen by accident.