Seems as though I made some nice connections with kids…some discharged and some still with us in the hospital.
I got a nice letter from a 16 yo girl who was discharged today. She had thanked me for my kindness and work with her. Early in her admission she said I should dye my hair purple since I looked like Tonks from Harry Potter movies.
She had some rough moments at the hospital with me and other staff…but called me Tonks throughout, it was a nice connection.
Later today I got to sit down with a very active, clinically manic 10 yo boy with an IQ of 140 who I wanted to invite to the library…but tried to explain to him that his body was acting quicker then his brain…as he comes running full speed towards me, I think for a hug…contact, connection or something!
He told me he should go to the library since I was 0% bad and he liked me 100%. I told him he could dislike me by 1% since I couldn’t take him to the library since his body was not cooperating in a safe way that his brain needs.
He tugged on my sweater sleeves in frustration, I told him they were my wings (since they are oversized on purpose) he gave me a grin and ran down a unit hallway.