“The only place we trust.”
When she was five years old, Sarah came to Medical City Children’s Hospital with a fever of unknown origin. Within six hours of being hospitalized, our specialists had diagnosed the problem: a genetic immune system deficiency. Sarah’s body can’t properly control its temperature, she’s allergic to fire ants, and she had mild asthma.
In the short term, that meant that she had to undergo emergency sinus surgery. Dr. Timothy Trone, a pediatric otolaryngologist, successfully performed the surgery.
Subsequently, Sarah was cared for by pediatric allergist and immunologist Dr. Robert Sugerman. For a year and a half, she received injections of an antibody product called IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin), which helped prevent future infections.
Peggy, Sarah’s mom, says that although Sarah “still gets sick from time to time, it is easier to deal with when you have such a great team at Medical City Children’s Hospital to work with. From the time we brought her in to Medical City Children’s Hospital and to Dr. Sugerman to now, her quality of life has improved dramatically. You no longer look at her and can tell that she is sick. She looks like a typical healthy kid, and she acts like one. Since she is older and is learning her limitations, she is really able to have a normal life and realizes that there are very few things she can’t do.”
When asked why she chose Medical City Children’s Hospital for Sarah’s care, Peggy says, “All of her specialists were there. I have taken both of my kids to other area hospitals and just am not satisfied with their care in the ER. I feel that I get quality care at Medical City Children’s Hospital and feel confident that they will do all they can for our children.”
Peggy says that one thing Medical City Children’s Hospital does especially well is listen to her. She concludes, “Medical City Children’s Hospital is the only place we trust to care for our children. We only have two, and they are our world. We feel confident that Medical City Children’s Hospital has done their very best for our children and will continue to do so. In the worst possible time of my daughter’s life, we trusted them and never regretted it.”
To learn about other experiences that parents and children have had at Medical City Children’s Hospital, read our other success stories.