Sometimes what a therapy cat visit lacks in numbers, it makes up for in other ways. I actually only saw two patients today in the areas I regularly go to, but it was still an amazing visit.
My first stop this time was Labor and Delivery. There were no patients available to visit, but there were sure a whole bunch of nurses who were thrilled to see me! They love the therapy animals there and honestly, I reveled in their attention. I even showed off my high five skills.
On the way to Pediatrics, I stopped by a waiting room because a woman wanted to visit with me. That was a nice break.
Although there were three patients in Pediatrics, only one was up to see me. But it was an awesome visit. The little girl was in bed with some sort of finger monitor, and I got to curl up with her while she petted me. Since she was the only patient I was seeing on that floor, I got to hang out as much as I wanted. She even got to rub my tummy.
We had extra time before our next stop, so we popped into the Residents Workroom. That was fun too!
Our final stop was the Cancer Center. After saying hello to some of the patients in the waiting room, we went to Infusion. A lady who was getting a treatment wanted to see me. She had a big pillow on her lap and I relaxed there for a long time while she chatted with my human and the nurse and petted me. I don’t get to visit with the patients getting chemo very often, so it was a treat. I didn’t even want to get up to go home.
So yeah, it was only two patients. But the value everyone got out of it can’t be measured.
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