Quoting Shannonsfirst:" luv, I would be counting every minute and every second too. I can not imagine how hard it is for you ... [snip!] ... birthday on the ward for the kids admitted, or do it that day for the kids in clinic that day. My love is with you mama."
I considered, at one point, taking my dog Roscoe up there and letting the children who are able visit with him a bit. He's a 3-legged hound, big sweetheart. I thought, maybe it'd reinforce that they can get better, and it's okay to be sick/different, especially for the younger ones.
I'd forgotten about that. I know its allowed, but I have to go over the details/requirements of actually bringing him.