First I have to apologize. I’m really trying to get a new blog entry at least once a week. Clearly, that hasn’t happened. But I’m committed to making it work. So, I always have a hard time thinking of something to blog about. To me most of what I do seems so regular, that I don’t think it’s blog-worthy. But I forget that you people aren’t living the life of a Professional Mascot, so it’s different. Like, I would love to hear about how you poured over some spreadsheet, or forgot to put a cover on your TPS report, or plumbed up a bathroom wall. Anyway, so I’ll tell you about my appearance today.
Every month I make a visit to one of our partners’(HealthONE) facility. This month it was Presbyterian/St. Lukes. Guided by my trusty escort Angie, we made our way through the maze that is the different floors and departments of the Hospital. We usually just head toward the floors where the kids are, but today we stopped off at the NICU. That’s where the really sick little babies are. And when I say little….wow I mean little. Some of these babies are the size of a burrito. I like that analogy, because burrito literally means, “little donkey.” Anyway, so I visited some little babies that didn’t even know I was there, but I’m pretty sure the moms and dads appreciated a little levity(look it up) and it’s cool to know that Miles is their first autograph. Not to mention all the nurses that take care of the babies, they’re Broncos fans too!
Then it was off to our regular stops. Unfortunately, I get to know some of these kids because I see them every month or so. That is to say, it’s unfortunate that their stay in the hospital is so long that i see them more than once. It’s always a little bittersweet when I find out that someone has gone home. I’m glad they are getting better, but I miss visiting with them as well. There’s a great little guy that I usually see that I always have a lot of fun with, but today he wasn’t there. Good for you!
So my last stop is usually the cafeteria. This is great because you get a mix of patients, family, doctors and nurses there. The kitchen staff are big fans of Miles too! This week is Hospital week, so they had a Jazz Band playing while people ate. I got to cut a rug a little bit as I signed some autographs as people dined. I hope I was able to put a smile on some people’s faces on a gloomy day.