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alizesmom
04-05-2009, 08:24 PM
Alize continues to act very well. Slight fever only on occasion. He's alert, smiling, laughing and kicking. Real miracle or delayed inevibility, I really don't care, I'll take what I can get. We even had our first outing with the kids in ages today. Laughingly it was to the hospital or should I say the NEW one. In 3 weeks Pittsburgh Children's will move to a new location and they had open house today. It is absolutely amazing and I am sharing some pictures I took.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb74/alizesmom_photos/002.jpgCheck out the baby changing tables in the restrooms.


http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb74/alizesmom_photos/018.jpg A regular patient room (private)

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb74/alizesmom_photos/021.jpg Alcove in patient room where double pull out bed will be.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb74/alizesmom_photos/019.jpg Bathroom in each room

They also have private PICU rooms with a pullout bed for one parent, a 60 bed Ronald McDonald building with an enclosed walkway to the hospital, a 5 story atrium where movies can be shown, outside gardens, classrooms, web hookups in each room and hopefully enough parking.

Hey, we need to start acting as normal as possible here so I figure this is a start. Hugs. Karen

kirafaesmom
04-05-2009, 08:34 PM
Wow....Alize is AMAZING! Prayers continue; I'm so thrilled for your family that you have this extra time with him. Praying it continues for a very, very long time.

babyhugger
04-05-2009, 09:18 PM
What a blessing! Thanks for the update and the awesome pix!!!!:D

davisgld2
04-05-2009, 09:29 PM
Thanks for sharing...still praying for your family every day.

Christamae
04-05-2009, 09:41 PM
Hooray!!

Hope
04-05-2009, 09:56 PM
That's just great, Karen. Really neat hospital, too!
Hope

kshell
04-05-2009, 09:58 PM
Good news Karen. Loved the pics. I continue to think of you all daily.
Karen

Mom2TwinsPlus1
04-05-2009, 10:11 PM
I am so glad you guys got out, that place looks awesome love the private PICU rooms with the awesome bathrooms, they are cool.

I am so glad you are having happy times. I know that you know this, but each day with him is such a gift, and its so heart warming to see you guys taking advantage of those gifts.

Still praying ~HUGS~

hannahysabelle
04-05-2009, 10:57 PM
great news! :) praying that alize continues to do well...:pray:

and beautiful hospital. how i wish we have a hospital here as neat and clean as that. :pray:

Gretchen(Celia's mom)
04-06-2009, 12:04 AM
I am so glad things are good right now!!!!
LOVE the pics and that hospital sounds awesome!!
:hug:

TommysMommy
04-06-2009, 02:42 AM
I'm so happy to log on and see such a wonderful update! I'm praying that he continues to do well. The new hospital looks great, but honestly, I hope you don't have to see it very often! ;)

JWorthington
04-06-2009, 03:50 AM
Glad he's doing well - hope it continues.:hug:

The new hospital looks great! Hope the staff are as good...

katie'smum
04-06-2009, 05:00 AM
Great news and great pictures. Still praying for you and thinking of you all every day. Take care.

Love

Bea xx

debvec
04-06-2009, 07:37 AM
thank you for this, I will keep praying.

My little figther
04-06-2009, 07:54 AM
Wonderful news. I am glad Alize is doing better.
Michelle

Kaylie
04-06-2009, 09:02 AM
wow, what wonderful news . I am very glad that Alize is doing so much better,, the pics are great, the hospitals sounds awesome...it sure was time for a new one, especially if its still the same hospital that i use to go too..

TommysDad
04-06-2009, 09:09 AM
We continue to pray for Alize. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. He looks so precious in his wheelchair, and the new hospital seems awesome!!!

~Maggie

babybear
04-06-2009, 09:32 AM
What a nice hospital! I'm so glad Alize is doing well. :)

Melisande
04-06-2009, 01:17 PM
So glad that Alize is doing so well!:hug:

lovemymak
04-06-2009, 01:20 PM
I am so glad things are going well right now. The new hospital looks great! Love it!

Ainsley's Mom
04-06-2009, 02:57 PM
I'm SO glad to hear that Alize is doing well. I hope he's on his way to a complete recovery. It's great to see you're able to take him out and about. That RMCD house sounds fab! And the movie atrium. Wow! ALMOST makes you want to need a hospital stay.

lynn
04-06-2009, 03:35 PM
Great to hear that you made the trip to see the new hospital, and Alize was feeling well enough to be able to join you
I also think it is fantastic, but hope not to have too much use for it in the future(other than clinic visits)

Caty
04-06-2009, 04:11 PM
It's great you were able to get out with the kids. I'm sure the normalcy was much needed by everyone. Hugs!

JacobKaden
04-06-2009, 05:36 PM
Way to go Alize - hang in there buddy!:cool: :hug:

Baby1107
04-06-2009, 07:08 PM
I am glad to read such a great thread. But I am afraid I have to agree with Rene, I hope you do not need to use those fancy PICU rooms again!!!

Evy
04-06-2009, 07:30 PM
The blessings continue. Sure makes you stop and think. Enjoy every moment. :hug:
Evy

Lizzykewlness
04-06-2009, 09:00 PM
Awesome!