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4/14/92 (Day 150) — Children’s Memorial Day 2

April 14, 2011

Poor girl — back in the hospital, back on an Ohio bed, trussed up and attached to all kinds of equipment. Unbeknownst to us, Dr. Lum came downtown and watched the surgery. He was the first person to come and tell us that she was off the heart bypass machine. I will never forget that act of kindness and support. Children's seemed so strange to us after all our months on Evanston's NICU. We didn't know any of the doctors or nurses. There were no smiles of recognition or stories about our miraculous babies. The only thing they knew about Isaac was that Molly's chart showed she was "Twin B", and that "Twin A" was home. It was a difficult time for me, but they did fix her heart. She came through the surgery with her PDA and ASD repaired. That's the important thing.

Home nursing notes:

— For Dad —

Good morning. Ike had a good night. Took 30 ccs at 1:00 a.m.,  25 ccs at 4:00 a.m and 30 ccs at 6:30 a.m. He had his Theostat, Mylicon, Iron and vitamins this a.m. I just changed his diaper and sleeper. Otherwise, no problems. Good luck to Molly today. I will be thinking of her! — Mary Kay

P.S. He spit up his vitamins and iron (may stain the blanket if not washed right away; I threw it down the laundry shoot).

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  1. Lori Prang permalink
    April 14, 2011 8:35 am

    Your Dr. Lum sounds just wonderful. That was a huge act of selflessness on his part. I am impressed. And while I know Children’s is a wonderful hospital, I had heard stories like yours from various other people who had similar experiences. Evanston Hospital definitely spoiled us.

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