Bryan and one of the nurses that cared for him while in ICU in the very room that was our home for 3 weeks in 2010.
It’s Marijo blogging tonight. 🙂
Today we had the privilege of speaking about our journey to a group of medical professionals at Kingston General Hospital. As we were wandering the hospital heading towards the auditorium, we ran into one of the intensive care nurses that had cared for Bryan when he was very ill. I remember her well as she comforted me many nights by Bryan’s bedside. Today she brought us into ICU for a visit and we got to visit the very room that Bryan spent 3 weeks in fighting for his life. Bryan doesn’t remember any of it as he was in a coma, but I remember it vividly. What an incredible journey we have been on since being in that room. Many of the nurses remembered Bryan and were visibly joyous to see him living and breathing right in front of their very eyes. The intensive care staff rarely get to see a patient once they leave the unit and we are always met with big smiles when we visit.
The speech went very well, except for the video sound not working properly, so we have posted the video below for anyone who was there so that they can review it with the proper audio. This is the second time we have spoken at KGH and it is always a highlight for us. It’s almost like coming home. We had decided that after this speech we were hanging up our speaking hats for a bit. We still will do the odd one (anyone know Oprah or Ellen?) – but our lives are moving on and with it, it’s time to put that chapter behind us.