Tell us your story.
When Tim was six weeks old, he stopped eating. He slept
frequently and was lethargic. Our pedicatrician said wait a
day. The Children's on-call nurse said, "Bring
him in. Drive safely." The resident diagnosed an
incarcerated inguinal hernia. With skilled, talenated hands,
he massaged Tim's abdomen, and freed the blockage,
preventing Tim from having emergency surgery. A week later,
Dr. Waldhausen performed surgery, correcting the hernia.
Today, Tim is a rambunctious 5-year old, constantly in
motion, showing not the slightest emotional or physical scar
of his surgery. A post-script, a virus, last winter sent us
back to the emergency room. The intern on our first visit was
now a resident and remembered our boy.
What does Children's mean to you, your child and your family?
This city is richer for this hospital and its 24/7 hotline
and after-hours clinic. There is a comfort that the hospital
brings to raising a child in this city.