Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Part II

I still can't get over how amazing the people were at Children's Hospital of Michigan! From strangers we passed in the halls all the way to Dr. Chugani. Phenomenal, those people. We are certainly not used to such a warm welcome from a hospital. THAT'S the way it should be!

Everything went so smoothly. No waits, no glitches, no cold shoulders...Austin got all kinds of goodies from the PET Center...a new blankie, a truck, stickers...most importantly...he got lots of love and attention.

I could really go on and on at the little things that impressed me...but that would honestly fill a page.

Every single person we encountered there was kind and sincere. They seemed to get it -unlike our current hospital. No one was a stranger to us. If we looked lost, they dropped what they were doing to point us in the right direction (or personally take us there themselves). If we would be waiting longer than normal, they actually let us know and kept us company and tried to find fun things for Austin to do. Dr. Chugani even made sure we had a ride to the airport before heading that way himself.

NOW, I know.

I've constantly remarked at how cold and impersonal our current hospital is...how everything is an obstacle. I was beginning to think I was overreacting or taking it too personally. But, no, it wasn't me...it was them.

I wish we could just jet up to Detroit for every appointment! It would almost be worth it!

2 comments:

baby trevor's mommy said...

Trev's last EEG here went SO well that I almost felt guilty for all the dread involved. Every now & then...you'll run across people that change everything. And give you hope for humanity again! I'm glad your Detroit trip was that for you! You needed it!

(((hugs from your IS sistah mom!)))

...danielle

JSmith5780 said...

I wish there were more hospitals like Detroit. We are so lucky that Boston is the same way!