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At 9:45pm on October 8, 2009, Darcy Tumminello said…
Yes, sounds great. The manual chair will be a long way off..
Did you do anything fun in Cinci?

Darcy
At 8:03am on October 8, 2009, Darcy Tumminello said…
Tagni,

Go to MDA and they should help you out. Call a local office. I did not have to use insurance. MDA will provide.
At 9:15pm on October 7, 2009, Darcy Tumminello said…
Tagni,

How old is Graeme? I would make decision on his size. You will notice increased strength and engery once he starts the meds. He will probably not stay in the chair that much..of course unless long distance. I only started using the convaid stroller chair I believe last year and it's great. He only uses it on long distance trips. I would go for one of the stroller type chairs. My suggestion only. Good Luck!
Darcy
At 5:38pm on October 2, 2009, Darcy Tumminello said…
Tagni,

Let me know how it went and what you thought?? GREAT HUH Did you get to have a little fun while you were in Cinci?

Darcy
At 3:02pm on July 10, 2009, Christine Stalling said…
Hi Tagni, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Riverside. I was really happy with the place, very nice people and the place was comfortable. The location looks a little sketchy but it was a very short distance to the hospital and to nicer parts. Kind of a funny little section. I would go back. I am so happy that you will be heading to Cinci so soon. I will look forward to hearing how it goes.
At 7:37pm on July 9, 2009, Wyatt's Mommy, Melissa said…
We weren't able to attend the conference, my husband did Run for our sons 1/2 marathon in Seattle, it was the same weekend. I heard Denver next year, is that right? We are looking forward to going in the future. I'm glad you got to meet both Wendy and Dr. Wong, and you're right they are great. Best of Luck.
Melissa
At 5:49pm on July 9, 2009, Wyatt's Mommy, Melissa said…
Wendy is incredible. She's this tiny little, red head that is everywhere. Every appt we had she showed up at, just to see how it was going. We scheduled a last minute CT scan and she showed up at it. She's amazing, you are going to love her. You are going to get so much good information and doctors who truly care. In fact, Dr. Wong called my family doctor in Washington personally to talk to him about the PLAN. Who does that seriously? Dr. Wong is one of a kind. And I mean that in the most amazing way. The second we walked in the door and met Wendy in person my husband said, "Wyatt is always coming here, no matter what." Let me know how it goes. September right? We are back the first week in December. I am so happy for you and your family that we get to go to Cincinnati. We feel blessed everyday that they took Wyatt as a patient. Talk to you soon.

Melissa
At 1:08pm on July 8, 2009, Wyatt's Mommy, Melissa said…
Hi. You're kids are beautiful. We live in Washington State and ended up getting pretty good airfare rates by flying into Columbus. It's about a 2 hour drive, which wasn't bad, but we made the drive after a over night flight. (I won't do that again, crazy, up all night then driving 2 hours, no way) But since there isn't much traffic, the drive is pretty easy. There is an amusement park just outside of Cincinnati that was pretty fun. Our son is only 16 months, so it wasn't that big of a deal for him, but your son would love it. We stayed in a hotel in Blue Ash, which is about 1/2 hr from the hospital. It's a nice area, resturants and a mall near by. I wish you the best of luck. I didn't really understand why everyone I talked to on PPMD Community encouraged us to take our son Wyatt to CCHMC until I got there. Everyone is so wonderful. We are so thankful that there is a doctor like Dr. Wong and her staff too. Your son is in the best hands going there! Keep in touch and let me how Graeme is doing and of course how your appt. goes. Since your son is a preschooler and not a baby like ours it may not matter, but if possible give yourself a day in Cincinnati before and after your scheduled appts. We left on Friday morning, which in our case made it difficult. Once we got there they wanted to do additional tests on Wyatt that they couldn't get scheduled because we were leaving so early on Friday. If we had been at CCHMC one more day then all the things they wanted to test could get done. Example. When we got there (May 26) they decided that they wanted to do an MRI. Well, they couldn't get it scheduled so I need to do it in Seattle. It can't get done until September. (that's 4 months later). Our son was only diagnosed 6 months ago, so it's new for us too, but if you have any questions please email me on this site. I truly hope you find what you're looking for at CCHMC, we did.

Melissa
At 11:41pm on July 7, 2009, christine good said…
Tagni,
We just got back a few weeks ago. We flew from OR. We actually got 3 free flights thru operation liftoff. You can apply online on their website. Also look up Angel flights.
At 10:27pm on April 26, 2009, Sarah Combs said…
Hi Tagni. My son Baden is 8 and my son Porter is 2. We only see Dr. Iannacconne. We have always had good experiences at Childrens Dallas. We asked Dr. I to be very upfront and direct with us and I think she would have been than way even if we hadn't asked. I think her directness turns a lot of people off. I really enjoy Heather Gilbreath, Dr. I's physicians assistant. Baden sees Dr. I every four months and Porter every 6.
We live in Flower Mound. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
sarah.combs13@gmail.com
Would be great to hear from you,
Sarah
At 9:47pm on April 26, 2009, Diana Elder said…
Hi Tagni!
My son Logan is 4yrs old. We see Dr. I once a year and see Dr. Wong once a year. We live in Allen. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just want to vent! My email is dalrn5@yahoo.com
Hope to hear from you, Diana
At 11:17pm on April 24, 2009, Debbie Dupree said…
Hi Tagni!
My son Ben is 16. We see Dr. I once a year and see Dr. Wong once a year. We live in Dallas and I would also be happy to answer any questions you have. We live around Lovers Lane and 75. My e-mail is debbiedupree@mac.com.
Hope to hear from you, Debbie Dupree
At 3:01pm on April 5, 2009, Stefanie Killian said…
Tagni,

I'm so sorry to hear about Graeme's diagnosis. It is so hard in the beginning. Believe it or not, it does get a little easier with time. We used to see Dr. I, but are now taking Sam to Cincinnati to see Dr. Wong. In fact, we are leaving on Wednesday to go see her again. We see her twice a year and have been going for several years now.

I would love to talk to you. I will email my number to you and you can call if you would like. I would love to answer any questions that you have or help you if you need anything.

We live in Rockwall so we are very close. Where do you live in Dallas? Sam and all of my other kids used to go to The Learning Tree Preschool. It is off of Garland Road.

Looking forward to hearing from you
Stefanie
At 8:35am on March 7, 2009, Donna Taylor said…
Hi Tagni,

I'm so sorry you had to join our group, but I am glad that you found PPMD. Have you been in touch with John and Stefanie Killian yet? They are there in Dallas and are extremely active with Parent Project. I think the world of them and I know you would feel so much better after talking to them.

Donna in Austin

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