That’s Ross on my left. He was the only drug that could calm me. Due to my intense emotional state, the nurses allowed Ross to stay the night with me in ICU. He laid next to me in a small chair that folded flat and told me in the most assuring tone that everything was going to be alright. He massaged my lifeless and numb arms and fingers all night until I could fall back asleep.
Let me introduce you to Babo… Babo was the doll that Kim got me. Kim Marchetta is my partner in crime; we call her Florence Nightingale because she has come to my aid and been by my side every step of the way. I sleep with Babo. He protects me. All the nurses love him. When they make my bed, they make sure he’s in the middle right on the pillow.
“Babo will protect you. Having a bad day? Someone giving you a hard time? Babo’s got your back. What Babo lacks in mind power, he makes up for in love. He’s everybody’s best friend. He will stick with you to the end and when something scary happens, he will send you a nice greeting card from wherever it is he runs away to. A very curious, mischievous creature, Babo may need some guidance and parenting, so make sure to bring him with you to as many places as possible. Leaving him at home is fine, but please put all cookies and money on the highest shelf.”