20 December, 2010

Monday AM

Everything is started for Robert's big day.  He is getting an extra transfusion of Platelets now, and he will soon go into the OR.  The picture below is of one of the wonderful nurses using "Chester" to explain his central line.  He was able to see, touch, and feel it.  The hospital is amazing in how they communicate, educate and prepare him for things.  As I write this, a Child Life specialist is showing him pictures of the OR, and letting him handle any equipment that he will encounter.  They have him engaged, asking questions, and they know how to answer them and make him understand.