Friday afternoon I got back from the PICU. I was starving but the doctors said that it would be best not to eat or drink for about a week. I was very upset and I thought I couldn’t handle not eating for that long. I picked up my phone and texted my Uncle Jared and asked him to give me a priesthood blessing. Jared came with my Grandma and Grandpa Hosenfeld. They gave me a blessing. He blessed me that with my faith I would be able to find ways to distract and control my hunger. Shortly after my stomach started to feel less hungry. I have had a lot of stomach cramps but my hunger has been manageable. I know I can handle not eating because I got a blessing and prayers are being said for me.
Everyday I know I am closer to going home so it’s easier to be here. It’s fine being in the hospital. I’m getting used to it and I know I’m getting better. My mom keeps me busy. She talks to me and watches movies with me. My least favorite part is being away from family. Texting family members helps. It’s also hard being trapped in a room. My favorite thing about being in the hospital is being with my mom. I also like the staff. They are really nice. I like watching The Cosby Show. It’s funny. I also like watching Disney movies.
I’m not really hungry right now. I feel like something little, like a fruit snack, but not anything big. I definitely don’t think I will be able to eat for at least four more days. When I do get to eat again, these are the things I am looking forward to: Olive Garden, Arby’s, Little Caesars, KFC, In and Out, Cafe Rio, Rubio’s, Lone Star, Taco Time, Chilies, Sbarros, Pizza Hut, Red Mango, Quiznos subs, Wendy’s, Noodles and Company, Iceberg, Panda Express, and the Lion House. Grandpa Hosenfeld’s spaghetti and meatballs, Grandma Hosenfeld’s guacamole, orange chicken, and angel hair pasta. Grandma Poulsen’s macaroni salad and sloppy joes.
I’m grateful that being in the hospital is easier than it used to be. It’s going to be a hard year, but that’s ok.