13 August 2012

May The Force Be With You, Harry Potter

When we were doing all our initial meetings with hospital staff, the child life specialist told us that they could decorate Caleb's room in any theme he wanted.  Our family LOVES Star Wars and Harry Potter!  I think for Caleb, Star Wars wins out just a little over Harry Potter...but both are pretty interchangeable when it comes right down to it.

The child life specialist told us on the first day that she had ordered some decorations, but they weren't in yet.  This is what they had in the room for him on the first day.

Everything pictured is from the hospital...except for the PS2.  We brought that from home for him

Before Caleb went into the hospital, we bought him a 1200+ piece Millennium Falcon Lego set.  He was kind of sneaky about getting me to buy it for him.  The day before his surgery, he asked to go to Barnes & Noble at Ala Moana for his last outing before being in his hospital room for a month.  After Barnes & Noble, he wanted to go to The Apple Store and The Lego Store.  While we were in Lego, he was drooling over all the Star Wars sets.  He turned to me and said, "You know mom...I'm going to be in the hospital for a month...  I'm going to get pretty board in there...  You should get me some of these Star Wars Legos so I will have something to do while I'm in there..."  {insert sneaky smile here}.  I couldn't resist his sweet little face and got it for him!

As soon as the nurse got him settled into his room after his Hickman placement and stepped out the door, he turned to me and said, "I have itchy fingers!  I need to start on the Millennium Falcon now!"  He had it completely done in a day and a half!!

Today the rest of the decorations came in. =)  They got him one set of Star Wars and one set of Harry Potter wall clings.  Brooklin and I (along with Brother Clyde) went to town putting them up all over the walls.  Caleb wasn't feeling very good, so he just smiled and enjoyed our company.  Here is what we came up with...

Harry Potter surfing on the Millennium Falcon
Yoda teaching Ginny about "The Force"

An Ewok with a potion on a stick
Boba Fett riding a broom towards the Death Star...and an X-Wing Fighter

May the force be with you, Harry Potter!  Dumbledore shooting a spell towards Luke Skywalker...who is riding a broom and swinging Hedwig around on his light saber.

My personal favorite!  Han Solo broom surfing

C3PO, R2-D2, and Ron Weasley

Chewbacca being sorted into the Hufflepuff House 

Princess Leia

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this...I had no idea the extent to which they went!I had seen the games and the door and that is all. So very nice to make him feel the best he can while there.