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June 17, 2010

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June 17, 2010

FOLLOWING THE EMERGENCY C-SECTION DELIVERY OF MY DAUGHTER, ALICIA, SHE WAS IN RESPIRATORY DISTRESS, SO THE DOCTOR AND NURSES STARTED RESURSCITATION EFFORTS, BUT HER CONDITION WAS NOT IMPROVING. THERE WERE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS MADE TO INTUBATE HER AND DURING THIS TIME HER LUNG HAD COLLAPSED. ALICIA WAS THEN TRANSFERRED TO THE NICU OF CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF WISCONSIN-FOX VALLEY WHERE SHE WAS TREATED FOR RIGHT TENSION PHEUMOTHORAX (A HOLE IN THE LUNG) AND LOW BLOOD PRESSURE. ALICIA WAS PUT ON A RESPIRATOR AND HAD A CHEST TUBE INSERTED TO HELP HER BREATH, SHE WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION BUT STABLE. A FEW DAYS LATER ALICIA DEVELOPED PNEUMONIA WHICH THE NURSES EXPLAINED WAS VERY COMMON WITH THIS TYPE OF CONDITION. THE DOCTORS AND NURSES WERE ALSO MONITORING ALICIA FOR A HEART MURMUR TOO. SHE WAS UNABLE TO NURSE OR DRINK SO SHE HAD TO BE TUBE FEED FOR THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS. WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT A WEEK OLD SHE STARTED TO DRINK SMALL AMOUNTS BUT WAS STILL STRUGGLING WITH HER BREATHING. SHE HAD TO LEARN HOW TO BREATH AND ALSO NURSE, BUT SHE WAS ABLE TO MAINTAIN HER BODY WEIGHT WITH THE TUBE FEEDINGS AND FLUIDS SHE WAS RECEIVING. ONCE THE PNEUNOMIA CLEARED SHE STARTED EATING ON HER OWN VERY QUICKLY. ALICIA RECEIVED HER LIFE SAVING TREATMENT AND CARE FOR THE TEN DAYS AT THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL WHERE ALL THE DOCTORS AND NURSES TREATED YOU LIKE YOU WERE FAMILY AND ALWAYS EXPLAINED ALL THE PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS IN TERMS THAT MY FAMILY AND I COULD UNDERSTAND. IF WE HAD ANY QUESTIONS THEY ALWAYS HAD OR WOULD GET AN ANSWER. ALICIA IS NOW ONE YEARS OLD AND IS A VERY HEALTHY ENERGETIC GIRL. YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE GUESSED THAT SHE HAD SUCH A DIFFICULT START INTO LIFE. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE LOVING SUPPORT AND CARE THAT ALICIA AND I RECEIVED AT THE NICU OF CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF WISCONSIN-FOX VALLEY THAT WORDS CANNOT EXPLAIN. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND BLESS THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL FOR ALL THE DEDICATION AND WORK FOR ALL THE SPECIAL CARE THAT THEY GIVE TO ALL THE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES AT THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL'S.

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JUNE ON 2009 TO THE CURRENT DATE. ALICIA NEEDS TO GO BACK EVERY 5 MONTHS FOR FOLLOW UP DEVELOPEMENT EVALUATIONS UNTIL SHE IS 5 YEARS OLD.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the compassion that they show to the children and their families.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very sincere and caring and made you feel like family.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help many children with the new developments for treatments or cures for the injuries, diseases or birth defects that children encounter.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 17, 2010

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June 17, 2010

My son, Eltayrius, was in the Children's Hospital in Milwaukee for 64 days after he was born. He was in the NICU. Eltayrius was born two and a half months early at three pounds. He had many problems when he was born. The staff in the NICU helped me so much. When I needed a hug they gave me a hug. If I needed information about what was going on, they were there to explain it to me.There is one thing that sticks in my head. I was going to see my baby for the first time. I went into the POD and saw my baby and just fell over in tears. The nurse came to me and said everything is going to work out and you have to be strong for him. She helped me up and gave me the biggest hug. I could feel how much she cared about him and his family. The doctors were also wonderful. It was great to see a group of five or six doctors consulting about my baby. I knew he was getting the best care possible. I can not express how much the staff at Children's helped me through that time. Living an hour away and being winter time, I could not always make it to the hospital to see my precious baby boy. I would call and the nurses would always inform me about everything that happened during the day and night. The nurses always stayed positive through everything. There are so many positive things that I can say about this hospital. The staff felt like family when I walked out the hospital with my baby. The negatives of having a premature baby where turned into a positive by the great care he recieved and the love our family got from all the staff members.

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I have personally experienced the results of this organization by looking at my baby everyday. I look at my baby and believe without the great care he recieved at Children's Hospital, he would not be here today!

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I would not change a thing about the hospital. I wish there was a hospital like this one in every city, so everyone could get the best possible care.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the love and care my son and our family recieved from the staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always caring, understanding, honest, and loving.

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I would not change anything about my experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 16, 2010

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June 16, 2010

Our son Parker has spent a good portion of his life at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. We knew that he was sick before he was born. The technical diagnosis is "bilateral kidney dispaysia". For all of us who are not doctors, this means that neither of his kidneys worked. He spent the first 128 days of his life in the NICU, and has been re-admitted 16 times since that first discahrge. He has been through 12 surgeries, some minor, and some very major. The last of which was his kidney transplant. It has been 16 weeks since my wife donated one of her kidneys to Parker, and thye are both doing great. The doctors and nurses took very good care of both Parker and Lindsay throughout the transplant evaluation, the surgery itself and follow up care. I know first hand how brilliant doctors at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin are. The quality of care that has been provided by the nurses is unbelievable. They take care of not only the patient, but also the family of the patient. The entire staff, from the volunteers to the facility service workers all truly care about the patient. This is an amazing facility that people from all over the United States travale to, and we are fortunate enough to have it right in our back yard.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 16, 2010

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June 16, 2010

My son arrived at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin by helicopter. He had contracted Meningococcemia, a deadly bacterial infection in his blood. He was given excellent medical care. He spent 161 days as a patient at CHW. Not only were his medical needs taken care of, but also his emotional needs. The staff at Children's took care of our entire family making sure we had everything we needed to cope with our situation. We were always kept informed about every aspect of our child's care. Our son was being seen by many different departments (orthopedic, plastics, rehab, nephrology...) and we had regularly scheduled care conferences which were meetings where all of the departments were represented and all care could be coordinated. Despite suffering amputations to all four extremities, our son is living a normal life and doing almost everything a teenage boy should be able to do. We have made many friends at Children's. Even though the hospital is two hours from where we live, we continue to use their services because we know our son will receive the best care possible.

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My son is alive, healthy, and emotionally well adjusted because of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

put in an area where the patients could get ice cream.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The care and services my son received.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, caring, motivated, concerned, and wonderful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help even more children and become the number 1 rated Children's Hospital in the country.

Ways to make it better...

there isn't anything I would change, except my son getting sick in the first place

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the amount of money it costs to keep up with all the latest technology in medical care.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I will always recommend Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to every parent I know. They not only saved my son's life, they gave him a life worth living.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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