Sam’s medical status: Everything is on track. Sam had a fever today but they gave him Tylenol in the morning and he is getting back to normal. Sam’s mother sent a special stuffed “Nurse Bear” dressed in a nurses outfit (of course) to help with Sam’s recovery. Erin sat Nurse Bear in between Sam’s legs so she can watch over him when Erin is not in the room.
Surgical Ward – 5 East: I’m on my way back to Sacramento after spending a week with Erin and Sam. I wanted to say a few words about the folks working at the Hospital—specifically the doctors, nurses, corpsman, etc. in surgical ward 5 east. All of these medical people working in this ward are extremely professional and dedicated. They worked so well together and treated Erin and Sam with such care and tenderness. They took their time to explain procedures to Erin and really seemed to care about his well being.
Even though many of the medical personal seemed so young (maybe because I’m just getting old) they were so knowledgeable and helpful. I felt very proud knowing that these medical personal were representative of all the men and women in our military working at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.
Snoop Dogg: We sort of met Snoop Dogg today. He was in the ward visiting all the wounded Marines and Soldiers. If you don’t know, he is probably one of the most recognized and popular rap artist around. I don’t know much about him, but he’s on lots of rap music videos and TV all the time so I guess he’s cool. The younger folks in the ward were pretty excited about him being there.
The bottom line, is Snoop Dogg is a very well known celebrity and he was spending the holiday weekend visiting the wounded troops, so—that really impressed me. It was interesting seeing his “entourage” which consisted of two seven foot very heavy set black body guards dressed in black….