Last March Bekah had an MRI of her eyes. Unlike most people, who can cross their eyes, Bekah can un-cross hers. It usually only happens when she tucks her chin down and looks up, and happens more when she seems tired. In an effort to make sure that there was no need for any kind […]
It’s just another day for veteran nurse Cheryl Stanley as she prepares a very anxious 5 year old for sedation. Stanley, clinical coordinator for sedation services at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus, greets Waymond with a warm smile and reassuring words. After chatting with his mom, Stanley finds some common ground – Waymond attends the same school […]
Bekah is going for an MRI, and I really think Chris and I are the ones who should be sedated for it instead of her. You may think that a simple brain MRI to check Bekah’s eyes would not be a big deal after dealing with open heart surgery, and yet I still found myself awake, not necessarily worrying, but thinking.
God has graced us with 2 amazing kiddos. I am overwhelmed by watching Jordan smother his little “Gabbi, Gi Gi” with hugs and kisses. There isn’t a day that goes by that he doesn’t ask to hold his sister. Then looking at little Gabriella gaze at her hero causes me to pray that these times only increase with age.
The radiology department at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus has undergone a major renovation. There’s a new area dedicated for sedation services as well as an updated ultrasound scanning area. Most importantly, we’ve installed a new, top-of-the-line MRI.
When Gina and Mitchell Merriman learned in December that their 8-year-old daughter, Leah, had a brain tumor, they were devastated. The Stow, Ohio, family immediately began a medical journey that would include MRIs and visits with multiple pediatric specialists at Akron Children’s.