The doctors here want me to take walks around the hospital as much as possible. All of the rooms here are their own isolation, so everyone always has a door closed. All occupied rooms have the patients first name, and some have little signs, etc. Mom and I noticed that a few rooms had "shooting stars" on the out side of the door. We weren't sure what it meant, so we asked.
A nurse told me that it was a "Falling Star" and it meant the patient was a fall risk or has already fallen (i.e. out of bed, on the floor.) Mom didn't quite understand that at first, and thought it meant the patient had "died." Needless to say, on our walks she would get emotional and she wasn't too impressed with all the "Fallen Stars" on my unit. Once I realized her mistake, we had a good laugh.
I slept a lot today and some emotions are setting in. Some nausea as well. Brett is doing well and the help has been amazing - thank you all. Thought you'd get a kick out of my funny "falling star" story. Gotta keep the sense of humor!