State: New York
Facility: Schneider Children’s Hospital
We at Schneider Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Emergency Department, want to nominate Marquis for Hero of the Month. Marquis is an 11 year old boy that presented to the emergency department with a substantial laceration above his left eye. He came to the ED with his dad Fred. Marquis stumbled in school and bit his head on the edge of a table, sustaining his injury. The child life specialist explained the process of repairing the laceration and Marquis was fearful of the procedure he was about to experience. He was anxious about receiving the numbing medicine (an injection) very close to his eye. He was trying to be brave and held back tears. He was also very worried about how his face would look after the repair. While the plastic surgeon made the repair, he remained very calm by using breathing techniques. He also followed direction and remained very still while the sutures were put into place.