We'll probably be in Cinci at the same time; Lily is having surgery on August 26. Â*As far as where to stay, I'm not sure. Â*We used to live in Cincinnati, so when Lily was at CHMC for 8 weeks after she was born, we were lucky to be able to go home to our own bed every night. Â*I'm not sure what we are going to do for lodging this time, but if we find any good deals, I'll let you know. If you're willing to drive 20+ mins to/from the hospital you can always stay at one of those extended-stay type places like Residence Inn or Extended Stay America or Towne Place Suites. The advantage is that you have a lot more room for weekly rates, a kitchen, etc. The problem is that there aren't any close to the hospital (go figure).
As far as what to do in Cincinnati, try the zoo (near the hospital), explore downtown/Fountain Square, Kings Island amusement park is 20 minutes away, Cincinnati Museum Center has several great exhibits and and IMAX theater, there is a great aquarium across the river in Newport, KY, geez, I could go on and on (I love Cincinnati and miss it sooo much)
Email me closer to August and maybe we can plan to meet/have lunch/tourguide/etc? Â*
Erica (Lily's Mom)
Our fabulous Lily was born 5-26-01 with partial trisomy 7q, Pierre-Robin sequence, VSD, GER; had trach, GT, Nissen at 4 weeks, cleft palate repair at 6 months and 18 months. Decannulated 11-15-04. Proud big sister to Benjamin 10-10-03, baby Vivienne 3-5-07!