Hospital dispatch: Day 18 in the neuro ICU. I’m giving a shout out to every doctor, PA, and nurse who’s treated Mark from neurosurgery, otolaryngology (it’s a learning opportunity–look it up!), Oncology, pulmonology, and any other -ologies I am forgetting. Also speech, PT and OT. And the case worker. And nutrition and housekeeping and security. And the parking attendant who is the most dapper dresser with the sweetest smile everyday. And Annie, my new friend from the waiting room in the neuro ICU who has laughed and cried and talked with me for weeks as she worries and waits for progress with her mom. I’ve been dropped into this complex community during this truly horrific time, and I’m so grateful for all these people.