Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Yet another reason why I love CMC Dallas

Free valet parking (at least for us). Yes, folks, Children's Medical Center in Dallas has valet parking--at the front entrance of the hospital. We decided to brave the quoted 6.00 fee and save ourselves the trouble of parking in No Man's Land, and boy, I tell you...it was worth it, especially as it ended up being free. 3.00 off coupon from inside the hospital, and 3.00 off because we have a handicapped placard! Yee hah! FREE!!

Heh heh. Yes, another reason I love them. Fantastic rooms, room service, Purell that smells wonderful, awesome TV channel selection, and now free valet parking. It makes me glad that if/when Dakin needs to be hospitalized, it will be there. That sounds strange, I know, but it's nice to know what to expect at least facility-wise if that should ever happen.

Anyhoo, Dakin had a cardiology appointment today--one of his little SMARD buddies had an extremely serious cardiac event last August, and so Dr. Iannaccone (neurologist) decided it would be good to get a cardiac baseline for the D.

He was extremely patient during both the echo and the EKG. Their standard procedure is to sedate, but we said forget it. Our drug of choice to keep him calm was Little Einsteins, and it worked like a charm.

Everything looked good. His heart rate is higher-ish, admittedly, but that's definitely normal in a kiddo with his array of schtuff going on, according to the cardiologist. So we are good to go cardiologically speaking--hooray.

And besides, nothing can possibly go wrong on a day where you have Chick-Fil-A for breakfast!!


Amanda said...

That's good your Children's hospital is so good, ours here in Utah, Primary Childrens, is pretty nice as well.

My sister and my nephew, unfortunatly, had to spend a few weeks at the Oakland, Ca children's hospital and it sucked! They were there for over 2 weeks and were in a ward, you know like with the curtained off rooms, they didn't have any shower facilites for the parents and she had to pay for the parking...so many bad things about that place.

Anyway, I'm glad that Dakin's heart is looking good, he's such a trooper!

lilpeasinmypodfrom~God said...

Oh Devon, you are in my prayers. I so hope they get your genetic testing done SOON! Baby fever is killer:)

Junior said...

Glad to hear that Dakins heart is doing good, always wonderful to have a positive appointment.

Jodie said...

Yay for having a great appt! Lucky you for having Chick Fil A! I so miss it.

Valerie said...

Chick-Fil-A serves breakfast? Never knew. So glad that everything looks okay for your guy. Nice haircut, by the way.

I think it's sad that they charge patients' families at the hospital. I have a friend in Texas right now (that I blogged about today actually) and she didn't get free parking. :( But I'm glad that you do and that you found out about it!

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing! We are glad you have a good experience at Children's.

We plan to open our newly designed entrance which will have a better parking experience. Of course there will still be valet parking!

Hopefully Dakin doesn't need to visit us too much. :)