State: Baton Rogue, LA
Facility: Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital
Amy was admitted to our hospital for pneumonia. Amy had such a severe form of pneumonia that she was taken to surgery the day after admission to have two chest tubes placed in order to drain the fluid from her chest. Amy remained in our hospital for 10 days. Despite her illness she remained positive and cooperative with her care. She always had a smile on her face and was always willing to chat and visit with the staff. Since Amy was discharged from the hospital she continues to have appointments with the pediatric pulmonologist to ensure she continues to heal. We are honored to nominate Amy for our April “Hero of the Month”.