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Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston, Tx was Amazing!


Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston, Tx was Amazing!

We had to have an emergency surgery this past week and all I can say is how impressed I am with every doctor, nurse and staff member at Texas Childrens Hospital!

Here is how much he enjoyed the hospital:



Thank you soooo much for all the kind messages this week for Max (and me) and his eye surgery!

Here he is just 3 months ago:

His eye is still seeing double, does not move up & down or side to side.   This will probably require at least one more surgery to correct his eye.  


Here is what happened:


Please keep Max in your prayers today ...

He went to Dallas last Friday with his dad and while jumping back and forth on the beds landed with one foot on the ground and the other on the bed with his face landing in his knee.  He got really sick and was just laying there throwing up on himself not moving.  They went to the emergency room (they didn't think it was necessary to x-ray) and they said he had a concussion, go to bed and take tylenol .. you will be better in 3-4 days.  I got him on Sunday night and knew immediately he was in bad shape, he still had a fever, naseau, double vision and slept all day.   Yesterday I took him to pediatrician and he said take him to hospital for CT scan.  They scanned him and said he is not going home, we are putting him on morphine and ambulance to TX Childrens for surgery.   His orbital bone is fractured and the eye muscle and nerves are pinched in the fracture.  

Gives a whole new meaning to "no more monkeys jumping on the bed".

Thank you for your prayers!


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Comment balloon 9 commentsPippa Mac • July 24 2010 06:52PM


Pippa,  Glad to know that your precious boy is doing okay, hopefully things will be completely resolved soon.


Posted by Jenna Dixon, Empowers You With a Better Real Estate Experience (DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate ) almost 9 years ago

Bless his heart!  I am glad to see he had some fun while at the hospital!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the update Pippa, Texas Children's Hospital is amazing I know your son got top notch care!  WOW look at those games for the kids, thats awesome, best wishes and prayers for your son's recovery

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) almost 9 years ago


You've got my continued prayers for full recovery!  Hope your holding up strongly...

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

You must have been scared to death!  Thank goodness for the proximity of such a great medical resource.  I'll look forward to hearing about his progress.


Posted by Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES ) almost 9 years ago

Ok, I just went to your blog to catch up on this.  Poor guys!  That was super serious.  Glad you are an on the ball Mom and did the right thing immediately.  Mom's do know best.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) almost 9 years ago


Glad Max is on the road to recovery!  Quite the hospital, video consoles and foosball?

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) almost 9 years ago

Pippa-I just came across your post from last week.  I went through a very similiar situation with my son when he was in HS.  He fractured his eye socket and suffered a concussion falling off his bike (before helmets).  He recovered  with no issues and I will keep you and Max in my thoughts as you go through the recovery phase of his injury.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

It sounds like he is in great hands and they are keeping him occupied with other things at Texas Childrens!  Thoughts and prayers are with Max and your family :)

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) almost 9 years ago