Thursday, May 15, 2008
Sending an e-mail to Ms. J
The first morning with the new knee dawns! Jackie may have been very sore this AM. Even colds seem to be worse in the morning and late at night. But by now she's had to have had breakfast and maybe lunch, and I bet they've gotten her up to walk a few paces.
If you'd like to send her an e-mail, as Zoetwany mentioned, they only deliver them to patients Monday-Friday. Since Jackie will most likely be leaving the hospital over the weekend --and she's not sure they have e-mail in rehab -- we have today and tomorrow if we'd like to send her an e-hello.
The direct link to the e-mail page at Somerset is:
For some reason I had to hand copy that so if it doesn't work, Jackie listed the link to Somerset a few posts back. Click on Patient Information in the center of the home page. A menu will pop down. At the bottom you'll see "send gift or e-mail". Click that and it will take you to the gift page... and on the right there's a link to "e-mail a patient". Zoetawny said you don't need to know her room number, but you do need to put in her full name. If anyone doesn't know that, and doesn't want to look it up, just drop me a line at NwYrkRock@aol.com.
I guess you can also send a gift from the hospital shop (cookies? ice cream (she likes chocolate)? flowers? magazines?), and that can be done through the same link or via phone: 908-685-2200, ext. 3362.
I may wait til tomorrow to check on her... today might be a tough one. My husband had this done last summer and I was with him 24/7 (the 3 nights in the hospital, then attended to him in those first two weeks once we were home). I'm trying to go off what he went through to imagine where Jackie is at physically and mentally. The good news is that today is half over. Once she gets past day 3 it's all uphill!