In an instant, your life can change. A serious accident involving someone you love can turn your world upside-down, leaving you completely helpless. The confusion and uncertainty associated with an extended hospital stay can be debilitating for the family and friends of a patient in critical condition. From the ICU Waiting Room depicts the emotional roller coaster experienced by the family of Ruth Schwartz as they struggled through the 37 days following her tragic car crash. Written through the eyes of her niece, Theresa Schwartz, M.D. prior to her medical training, this original journal of the daily occurrences throughout her hospitalization illustrates the frustration and heartbreak felt by the family of an unstable patient.