“Miracles and medicine. Our family experienced both in the North Central Baptist Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Our 5-year old Tyler was admitted to the unit with a life threatening condition. In addition to managing Tyler’s recovery process, the entire staff was tolerant of and helpful to us as parents as we asked questions and expressed our fears. The doctors and nursing staff kept us informed of the treatment plan and associated risks throughout the entire process. They calmly and thoroughly answered all of our questions as we sat constantly staring at the various monitors attached to our little man; each had a unique method of calming our fears and setting appropriate levels of expectations. The interaction between the team of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and the child life specialist was phenomenal in function and character as the team managed both Tyler’s recovery and our alternating states of fear and optimism.
Although the contributors are too numerous to mention individually, we will always be indebted to the entire PICU team for saving Tyler’s life. When we approached several team members about citing their efforts in this testimony, each and every one cited the contribution of everyone as a team and did not strive to single out any individual effort. Tyler continues down the road to full recovery but will miss the water battles he enjoyed so much with DoughBoy (AKA PacMan). Tyler’s survival is a miracle that could not have been achieved without the contribution of the entire PICU team.” - Tyler’s parents
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