Friday, January 11, 2013

Shriner's Children's Hospital

Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes for Sammy's appointment at Shriner's this morning.  It was a productive visit and we are one step closer to receiving a diagnosis!

Sammy was evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon(s) and it has been determined that whatever Sammy is dealing with it is neurological.  So the next step is for him to been seen by a neurologist.  Unfortunately the neurologist who holds a clinic at Shriner's was not there today and we were unable to see him or even make an appointment with him.  Our Care Coordinator will be contacting me Monday or Tuesday to set that up.  Please pray that we will be blessed with a speedy appointment, preferably one next week!

As for the time that Sammy and I had together, just the two of us, it was wonderful.  We arrived in Tampa yesterday afternoon so we could get settled into a hotel and see the hospital before his appointment this morning.  Sammy also had the opportunity to choose where to eat supper and his choice was typical:  Mc Donald's!  We then were able to get a really good night's sleep and felt refreshed and ready to take on the world this morning.

Our experience at Shriner's was nothing short of fantastic.  Everyone was so kind, caring, and compassionate.  The volunteers really go out of their way, and I even met two gentlemen who drove a family all the way from Pensacola to Tampa. The doctors are top notch and I felt confident that they were evaluating Sammy to the fullest.  It is such a wonderful facility!

Now for some pictures from our adventure!

At the entrance to the hospital.

I love this picture of Sammy.

Sammy loves Alvin and the Chipmunks :)

My little "fry guy".

Playing with his Star Wars guys.

I let him download Angry Birds Star Wars.  He was in heaven:)

My sleepy little guy.

At the check-in area this morning.

A beautiful atrium.  We did not get to see much of the hospital.  Overall it is a lovely facility.

Thank you once again for your prayers.  Please continue to pray as we slowly navigate these back roads of Holland!

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