Victoria and I are at Gillette Children's Speciality Healthcare in St. Paul it is located about two blocks from the Minnesota Capitol Building: Gillette's mission...which I found prominently displayed on a large plaque in the skyway is:
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare provides specialized health care for people who have short-term or long-term disabilities that began during childhood. We help children, adults and their families improve their health, achieve greater well-being, and enjoy life. Gillette has been in existence since 1897.
If you come park in west parking, level D, you will be able to walk right into the Gillette children's clinic area.
There is an info desk with helpful staff ready to answer questions, and stamp your parking ticket, which gives a reduced parking rate.
I sleep in the same room with Victoria. The PICU down here was just redone last year and the rooms are private and fairly roomy.
The curtain you see, is about 5 feet from the wall, and pulls across the entire room to give a little privacy.
This little nurses station is located directly outside Victoria's room. The window behind Jenny looks right into the room, and she can see Victoria and all her vitals from right where she is often busy charting. The nurses here have really been exceptional. I have been so thankful for each one!
There is a fridge we can use, microwave, a coffee/hot chocolate/cappuccino machine as well as a computer, couches, some toys and games for children. I had been bringing my meals here...for about the first two weeks I was here...but I have started bringing them to the skyway...as there is sky there.
Exercise is essential...so I have found places to walk here at the hospital to walk. If I go down the above hallways...and two more, I can a walk a mile in 10 times around. If I walk the skyway, it takes about 10 times back and forth. I try to get a minimum of a mile in everyday. Most days, I get two. Sometimes I walk outside, and sometimes in the other part of the hospital for a little variety.
We praise God for His goodness in giving this little treasure to us.