It seems that this was a quieter afternoon at the hospital. And the staff had enough time to surprise us by offering us a brief in person visit., something that has generally not been possible in recent weeks because of the COVID pandemic.
We were so happy to be able to spend some time together under the flowering trees in the hospital courtyard. The on call doctor joined us for a few minutes to discuss Ellen’s condition. It is not clear how long she will be in the hospital. Nor is it clear if when she leaves she will be coming home or going to a larger hospital with more diagnostic resources.
But all of those issues and all of the stress aside, oh how lovely it was to be together.