Donnie, Michelle, Becky, Daijsha, Me, Madison
Madison loved seeing her Aunt Michelle, Uncle Donnie, Grandma Becky and Cousin Daijsha. It was Maddie's very fist time meeting Daijsha and they got along GREAT!
Daijsha and Maddie having FUN!
We hurried back to the RMH to get our paperwork and catch the shuttle to Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. It was very busy. There were people everywhere. A very kind lady helped us. She gave us each a medical bracelet to wear and directed us where to go. We made our way to the 5th floor.
Me, Dr. Carson and Madison
On our way out of the office Madison mentioned that she was upset because she didn't ask him for a hug, but that she was ok because he touched her and rubbed her back! It was so sweet. We had a little time before the shuttle came back for us so we shuffled through the hospital looking for the cafeteria that happened to be closed, but we found a little cafe. On the way, a hallway that we walked down was filled these over-sized magazine covers that all had article about Johns Hopkins. We had to stop to oooo and ahhhh over the one with Dr. Carson on the front.
A short time later the shuttle came for us and took us back to the RMH. We played on the playground and in the playroom until it was time for dinner.
Playing in the playroom
Playing on the playground
After dinner we drove around and took some pictures. We even found the mall for a little bit of shopping.....what Stephanie and I do best!! When we got back to the RMH we packed up our stuff and hit the rack.
This stadium was about 2 blocks from the RMH
Saturday morning we got up bright and early to return the rental car and check in with Southwest. Madison, Stephanie and I had a couple hours to visit before we headed in separate directions. Maddie and I were half tempted to just get on the plane with Steph back to San Diego, but we had 4 people waiting for us in San Antonio that had missed us terribly. We kinda missed them too!
We cannot thank you enough for all of the love and support you have shown over the past 4 moths. Please do not stop praying. Chiari Malformation is not something that can just go away. Even surgery does not always cure it. One thing we do know is that miracles DO happen and Madison has already proven to be a miracle.
With Much Love......