Off and on during the day, Zack and I switch from who wears the headphones, while watching our favorite shows. The nurses tease us, one minute they hear the "ticking of the 24 clock" from my show and the theme song to "Cleveland Show." Bryan tells me about certain ringtones I can download. It only takes me a few seconds and well, lets just say I now have pretty cool ringtones on my phone all for free!!!! Zack of course, looks at me like I'm a nut case! At some point during the day (the hours all start to meld into one). The young girl's, brother comes by with his friend to say Hi to Zack, he has just been visiting his sister down the hall for a couple of hours and you can tell is eager to get back home. He hands Zack a package of puddings, kind of cute actually, shakes my hand as I introduce myself and is out the door. I ran down the hall to say thank you and she is watching a movie, she has a big smile on her face as her mother is sleeping soundly on the couch. This is an all too familiar scene and I can only hope that their journey is not as long, and is full of the love and support that we have been blessed with.
We are on day three out of five. Zack is counting the hours and who can blame him, he hasn't even left the room except to go down the hall to fix his hot wings. The Doctors have pushed up his chemo by an hour each day so that we could be out by early afternoon on Friday. For now, Frank is on his way. The snow has melted and it is safe for me to go home, rest and tomorrow head into work. I return tomorrow night and will be bringing Zack home.