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A Day in the Life of a Stollery Kid

This morning was Kane’s second experience as a surgical patient at the Stollery Children’s Hospital here in Edmonton. His first surgery was December 27, 2013 when he had open heart surgery to repair Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis.  You can read more about Kane’s first Stollery experience in my post, My Heart Warrior. As for this time, Kane went in for a bipolar release of the sternocleidomastoid muscle in his neck, as well as a mole excision. You can see for yourself what our day was like.

At this point, I put my camera down and was “just a mom”. We talked with the anaesthesiologists and then I brought Kane into the operating theatre where they put him to sleep. If I’m honest I debated asking if  I could shoot in there, but decided against it 😉 Kane went in for surgery around 7:30 and we were paged at 10 to come and see him in recovery.

Harrison headed off to pick up Maverick while Kane was discharged. We had a little extra time, so we headed up to the Family Room on the 4th floor to see the fish.

Published by Kristy Wolfe Stories

Kristy is an engaging, open, and honest Common Language DST trained digital storytelling facilitator. She has been speaking and teaching workshops on both photography & digital storytelling for 5 years. With a background in the education, healthcare, and non-profit sectors, she works with diverse audiences, prioritizing ethics in storytelling and storyteller wellbeing.

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