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Friday, January 25, 2008

Going Above and Beyond

Today Jason and I went to the NICU at Valley Hospital here in Las Vegas to give the doctors Gavin's autopsy report. It was really difficult to walk down those halls again, but I am glad we went. It was so nice to talk with many of the staff members and to know that people still think about my sweet Gavin. The staff at Valley Hospital and Primary Children's Hospital were all so thoughtful and so many went above and beyond for Gavin and our little family.

Last night when I got home there was a box waiting on my doorstep - it was from one of Gavin's nurses from PCMC. When I opened the box I found a beautiful wall hanging with Gavin's name painted on. The words that ran along the sides said, "Twinkle twinkle little star. Do you know how loved you are? Up above the world so high. Like a diamond in the sky." It was a small act, but it was really more than she had to do. Many of the blessings we have received during this time have been through small acts of kindness where people went above and beyond what they were asked to do.
The nurses and respiratory therapists took so much time to teach us one-on-one so that we would be able to take care of Gavin. . . the doctors fought so hard for Gavin (and us) even though I know looking back, that they could see what the future held for Gavin . . . the social workers and insurance representatives who helped us find a place to transfer Gavin and a place to stay while we were away from home . . . family and friends who helped soften the blows of reality when it was just too hard to bear alone . . . and especially my mother who spent every single day with me and even moved away from her home so I wouldn't be all alone. All of these people were put in our path to bless our lives and be a support for us. I know I will never ever be able to repay everyone for all the kindness they have given our family, but I want everyone to know how much we appreciate all you do and have done for our family. There are good people in this world - and we feel blessed to know so many of you!


Sizemore said...

Hi Lindsay,

You don't know me but Jason was a good friend of mine during school. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blogpage. Your comments are always so uplifting and I can tell and by knowing Jason, what a strong and beautiful person you are. I am so sorry about your loss but what a strength you are to many. Have a wonderful day:)

Aimee Sizemore

Cindy said...

Okay I am completely crying Lindsay...that was beautiful. It is amazing how many people really serve when they see others that are in need of it. Your mom is just an absolutely amazing woman. I am sure that must have been so hard to go back to the hospitals...but you both are so strong. Thank you for the great post.