Monday, September 29, 2014

Hospital Tests and Family Day

Last week I mentioned receiving such great test results from Jack's most recent tests. We are all so thrilled and so thankful for all the amazing, supportive comments. I didn't however mention the day of his testing and our experience.

Our first experience back when Jack was only 2 weeks old was rough. We were stuck in the hospital in the middle of a blizzard. We sat and waited 4 hours after we had made an appointment. We were surrounded by very sick children and I cried for my family and them the entire time we were there. It was awful.

This time around the experience was completely different and so much better. I made the first appointment of the day and I made it on the 1st day of school in hopes it wouldn't be crowded. The traffic situation during rush hour was awful but getting in when we did with out a wait was so worth it. We had the most amazing staff working with us. Because we were the only people their she let us stay in the testing room instead of the weighting room. I was able to nurse Jack in privacy when he was hungry.  The sweat test takes a while and has several steps. Jack did awesome through it all. He also rocked his chest x-rays and getting his blood taken. He's such a little champ. We were done in less than 2 hours and we all left happy. 

 I knew after Jack's tests I wanted to have a family day and fill it with something Jack would enjoy. He deserved it! We took him to Bergen County Zoological Park and Van Saun Park. I had never been there before and was pleasantly surprised at how fantastic this place was! The little zoo was perfect and the park with a splash pad was a pleasant surprise.


Jen said...

You guys are such an awesome family!!! :)

Meg Doherty said...

Awww so happy to hear that Jack's tests came back with positive results. I love that you had a family day afterwards too, definitely a great way to unwind after so much stress!

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