Last week, R had a hematology appointment at ETCH and it was such an inviting office. I felt as if I were at a child play place vs a hospital office. The staff was exceptional and the doctor was very kind and encouraging. The nurses were so caring and kept offering us snacks, teas, coffee, water, and etc. In the hallway there were children riding tricycles as they were hooked up to chemo IV's. (Hematology & Oncology are located in the same office.) The phlebotomist was phenomenal and is the first person to ever get R on the first prick. He bled great and she was done in seconds. She stayed and explained where the 6 viles of blood were going and gave R a little gift for his bravery.This is when I really realized how wonderful this hospital and overall environment was. Every little procedure, blood draw, and etc that R has he always come out with something. Whether that be a little creature or a sticker he always leaves with a price. I am so thankful that he is rewarded for his cooperation and bravery. I pray that he will never dread going to the hospital but he will always look at it as an opportunity to get better and to meet some wonderful people.
I took tons of pictures of the office with hopes that I would someday write a post about how wonderful our hospital is... I hope you enjoy and become very jealous!
|The hematology/oncology office was themed with Nemo. This wall art was so realistic R and I loved it!!|
|Here is just a glimpse of some of the toys available for play. They also had a few tables filled with crayons and coloring pages. Plus 2-3 big play houses, kitchens, and tool benches.|
|Nemo and Dori even live here!!!! R and I were very excited to see them and we wanted their autograph!!|
|Vitals for 3.3.16 Hematology visit. Dr. S.|
Known by name
Tv's with movies in every room (& you have the remote)
The same care team/dr with most visits
Running in some hallways is totally fine
Fun posters and wall decor
Toys on your birthday
Child Life Specialist!!!
Animal Therapy during most visits and all hospital stays
Free Snacks and drinks
Free Samples and Coupons