2005.08.14 Hospital Visitors
Having babies is not an easy thing to do. I am going by my wife's words because I am not in any position to say things like, "contractions feel like a cramp and a muscle flex at the same time." Or "it's just like a really big bowel movement!" I am only there for the moral support and encouragement. I take orders, and that's all right for me because I am the father and fathers don't have babies.
In my role as a father I do have liberty to set the ground rules for the hospital stay. I set rules to protect my wife and me, because I have high anxiety. My number one, and only, rule is:
"Please donât bring your children when visiting us in the hospital."
There are many reasons for this.
- I don't want your kid pushing the Nurse Button.
- Sit Down!
- I don't want your child touching mine. "WASH YOUR DIRTY HANDS!"
- Don't play tag in the hallway.
- Don't touch my camera, I'm not going to show you the pictures every time I take a new one.
- SIT DOWN!
- Don't sit on the bed, let's just stay away from the bed all together.
- No, it is not safe to have 20 people in a room that is 10x12.
- Stop playing with the rubber gloves.
- The curtain is not a robe.
I have seen some of these actions in hospital rooms, but mostly daydream of the worst possible thing. I wish I didn't have anxiety, but I do and since I'm kind of a patient, with my wife and child, I can tell you to stay away.
Originally posted by sammyp79 on pablonoesta.com