Hi-it's Grammie Sue again...
I have been hanging out at the hospital quite a bit over the last few days and for this posting I just wanted to reflect on the thoughts of being at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, versus being closer to home at a different hospital. From all that we have experienced thus far-the babies are in the place that they should be! We are all so grateful for the events that brought them here. Several people have asked about when the babies will be moved to a hospital closer to home. They are staying right where they are. Since Kendra and Clayton have their home-away-from-home at Mom Hutchinson's they are truly blessed that they do not have to find temporary housing down in the Peoria area.
The staff in this place is outstanding in every sense of the word. People are extremely sensitive to the reason for your being here. Kindness and caring are everywhere from the front desk to the cleaning crews to the maintenance people. But what I really want to talk about-because it has touched me so deeply-is the care the nurses provide to these babies (and I'm not just talking about the nuggets, I'm talking about to all the babies).
We have had so many top notch, professional nurses around the clock caring for CJ and Keagan! The nurses work 12 hour shifts, which provides great continuity of care for the babies. We have had excellent care from each and every one of the nurses we have encountered. There are words of wisdom imparted from their mouths to Kendra and Clayton's ears, there is the feeling that they are the ones who get to know these babies intimately and have the ability to fill the doctors in on the little details of the kind of day the babies have had, there is the knowledge of this is not-quite-right, let's get a consultation/another opinion. It is absoltely incredible.
Kendra and Clayton have the opportunity, if they desire, to choose a primary care team of nurses for CJ and a primary care team for Keagan. So today my prayer request is this: that the right team is put in place for both of these precious babies and that each of the members of the team bring their particular strength and that ultimately these babies are given the best care to make them grow and thrive.
Once again, we all want to thank you for your encouragement through the comments you leave and through the prayers that are being spoken for Keagan, CJ, Kendra and Clayton. We do feel the love and support of so many, some we don't even know, that are lifting up these precious babies and their parents. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!