Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23rd, 2011
Tonight was supposed to be Michelle's last night being Peyton's nurse. Because Peyton is far enough out from her surgery and not "sick" enough on a regular basis according to current Medicaid guidelines, the only nursing she qualifies for is respite hours every quarter (about 50 hours a month). Although we knew we would stay in touch (she might even be Peyton's nurse next year for preschool) it was still a sad day knowing we wouldn't be seeing her four nights a week. We have had our share of bad nurses but have only had a few really good nurses. Michelle was all the things we had been looking for - she's dependable, she's knowledgable, she stays awake on shift, she loves Peyton and Peyton absolutely adores her.
But surprise! Apparently there were still 144 hours that hadn't been used so we have a reprieve - we will continue to see her smiling face 4 nights a week through 6/23. Yeah!