For my recap of this past week I thought I’d share some pictures we took while we were at St. Jude for my son’s check up visit.
We arrived in Memphis on Sunday. After putting our bags in our room, we headed to the cafeteria for a quick bite to eat. When you go in the hospital on the weekends you are given a visitors pass to wear.
Monday morning. All the little wagons are lined up down the hall waiting for their precious patients. Today is scan day for us. Nothing more to say!
Jordan waiting to go and do his labs at triage. A long day ahead.
Now the hard part. Waiting and praying as Jordan is in the back. My son is sedated for his MRI’s due to a movement disorder he developed after radiation.
There is all kinds of neat art on the walls that patients have made over the years. This is a mask like just like the one my son wore during his brain radiation treatments. It would take a teenage girl to come up with the idea of decorating hers to celebrate completing her treatment! We still have ours.
For my sweet shots this week I choose to share a few pictures of some really wonderful friends, both new and old, that we have made at St. Jude.
These adorable twin boys are a new family my son met on this trip. They loved spending time with Jordan.
It’s always great seeing our friends from Habitat for Hope. This beautiful young girl is a cancer survivor we met several years ago. Her parents decided to move to Memphis and start a wonderful foundation to help minister to critically ill children and their families.
This is my wonderful friend Dawn. She is Shae and Mason’s mom. I met Dawn through Caringbridge. Her son Shae was also patient at St. Jude.
Jordan and Mason. We had a wonderful dinner after a long day at the hospital. Time to celebrate a great report. All things are stable! We are so grateful and elated!
We also have to see a neurologist in Memphis who takes care of Jordans’ sleep disorder. Yep…the only office you’ll find in his treatment center has a bed in it!
With all the talk of the Mississippi river rising we took a ride out to see the river. This was a beautiful park area that is now completely covered with water.
Right before we left they began placing sandbags around all the doors at the hospital. We are praying they will not need them. Time is getting close for the river to crest.
Stopping by to take a look at the new statue they erected outside the hospital entrance. There are not enough words to express our deepest gratitude for the vision and work of Danny Thomas. We are only one of countless lives that have been touched by the research and treatment that is done at St. Jude!
Thanks so very much for stopping by today!