This is Stacy, Emily's dietitian. This girl is amazing too! She is super sweet and goes way above and beyond her job. She works Monday thru Friday but she asked for my number so she could check on us through the weekends. She listens to me talk about Emily even when it's not related to her diet. The ketogentic diet Emily is on is not an easy one. It takes a lot of calculating and "tweaking" and a lot of time! This is the easy part though because she is just on a formula with a little oil added. I can only imagine when Emily starts eating food again. Stacy, thank you so much for giving us hope. Hope that Emily will one day be seizure free and begin to thrive and make progress. You know more about this diet than everyone else does and this diet has done more for Emily than any medicine has. Your patient, hard work, and gentle caring attitude have been so appreciated! I consider you a friend now and can't wait to get know you more!
This is Britt. She is the nurse practitioner for the neurologists. This girl works her butt off! She is the nurse practitioner for the neurologists. We came into the hospital as an emergency on a Monday, within 24hours Britt had Emily's g-tube surgery scheduled and 2 tests that had to be done before the surgery to make sure everything in her belly was OK AND she got a MRI scheduled and the ketogenic diet started. Let me explain that ALL of those things can take days or weeks to schedule but we were not in our room for 24 hours and we had them all scheduled. That took some work! She has the kindest heart too. Britt, I am so thankful for all of the hard work you have done for Emily. I see how busy you are but you never show that once you are in her room. I would never now that you have other patients to take care of, you never rush us or make me feel like I am nuts for the crazy questions I have. Thank you so much!!!
This is Jenny. She is another one of Emily's fabulous nurses. I feel very comfortable when I see Jenny come in at night. Jenny is "on it" at all times. I am not sure you could catch her off her game ever. She works so hard and it shows. She is so confident and that makes Joe and I feel rest assured that during the night our little Emily will be well taken care of. Jenny, I know I had a hard time sleeping at night because I was so nervous, you made me feel that Emily was safe in your care. Thank you for all the time you spent with us, making us feel that Emily was your only patient!
In addition to the ones above there are so many other nurses, aides and staff that we are so thankful for.
Courtney, Laura, Emily, Jenny, Alisha, Theresa, Nicole, Stacy (sorry if I left your name off or misspelled it I just can't remember everyones name )
Joe and I want to thank each and everyone of you for all the time you gave to our Emily. She is the most important thing to us and we appreciate all that you all have done for her. I know she, at times, required a lot of time but you all made us feel that she was your priority. Words can not express how scary this horrible, sad and painful journey is but we are thankful to have the comfort that we received from you all. We are thankful you all have chose the selfless careers that you did. You all are amazing! God bless each and everyone of you. We will never forget the love you showed our beautiful girl. Hopefully the next time we see you all it will be a visit. Also if any of you have facebook you can add me (profile is on the side of this page) I update there with little things and more pictures. I would love to keep up with you all.