Found this picture gem in the “Duke Pediatric BMT Family Support Newsletter,” in which Maggie is heavily featured. I am pleased that it feels like this was already a long time ago. Tommy made buttons one day (while Maggie was in the hospital) with the BMT family support team and brought them home for the girls. But, it turns out the nurses all wear buttons of their patients and there’s a bit of an unwritten rule on 5200 that you are supposed to give a button with your kid to your primary nurse and favorite nurses. We unfortunately broke this rule, because we didn’t have any buttons left, and didn’t make any of just Maggie. And then I never got it together to make more buttons (Maggie tended to sleep through button-making hour). There are lots of unwritten rules on 5200 and I’ve actually considered making a new binder – there is an official Parents’ Handbook, but they really need an unofficial one. Things I would include: 1) You are supposed to make a button for your favorite nurses/primary nurse, 2) To silence an IV beeping, hit the yellow button on the middle screen of the IV pole, 3) Food service is a nightmare and there is lots of food you can order that is not on the menu you are given, 4) Steve the sharps guy is super nice and you should befriend him and he will make you a wood carving, and 5) If you ever go to the PICU, ask for room 9 or 10.