Doctors And Nurses: Thank You

This little peanut had an outpatient surgery this morning. Nothing too serious. But nevertheless it needed to be done.

I want to say the hugest thank you to Pediatric Surgical Associates, LTD and Children’s Minnesota for providing outstanding care. Harbor was charming, patient, darling and easy. It went as smooth as it possibly could have. And everyone was so kind to us.

For anyone who has followed us for a while, you know that my older son Cooper is no stranger to different procedures. This mama has spent many hours wandering the halls of Children’s Hospital and other clinics.

I’ve yelled. I’ve begged. I’ve demanded better care. I’ve cried. I’ve thanked. I’ve appreciated.

And I’ll tell you this. I’ve seen it all over nine years. I’ve seen bad care. I’ve seen OK, good and exceptional, above and beyond care.

I’ve seen how more challenging children are treated differently. And not necessarily on purpose. It’s just different. Different accommodations are made. Or lack there of.

I’ve seen the struggles nonverbal can bring. And autism too. I’ve even heard the sighs of relief when we leave.

I’ve also hit my knees and thanked God after finding myself in the pediatric cancer unit and hearing happy birthday being sung to a little girl with a scarf on her head. There is nothing more humbling than walking out of a hospital with a healthy child.

I am continuously impressed with the care and compassion that Children’s Hospital offers families like mine. Today I had an easy experience. But I am no stranger to hard ones.

So, thank you to the doctors and nurses and the rest of the team who provide care to children. ALL CHILDREN. Thank you from this mama. Especially to the man who came back after Harbor went into the OR to show me a photo of him watching turtles waiting for his anesthesia. This mama needed that.

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