I will never forget the day I was home pregnant, watching tv snacking on some apples when I got a phone call. “You had an abnormal Ultrasound you need to come into the office NEXT WEEK” – Right then and there I froze, I wanted to throw up, I wanted to cry, I wanted answers and I wanted them NOW.
Well, Sadly I needed to wait a week and finally when we were told our son Jackson who was still in the womb was going to be born with some kidney issues I broke down in the doctors office. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen, if he was going to live or die, if he was going to be ok, if he would suffer physically as well as emotionally. I had no idea.
After Jackson was born we were referred to Sick Kids hospital in Toronto where we live for specialists appointments for his kidneys. Jackson has 1 kidney that is a bit smaller than the other, and he suffers from reflux. Where pee often goes back up instead of coming down and out of his bladder. For the first 2 years of his life he was on a daily medication. He goes to Sick Kids every few months for tests..
Our doctors were amazing, they always put our mind at ease and even when Jackson had to go in for ultrasounds, dye tests, and all the other tests hes had to have done they’ve always been so amazing and so supportive. I’m happy to report that Jackson goes back into Sick Kids on Septmber 22nd, and he has been off his medication for over a year now – with ZERO infections (which I’m told is surprisng especially when he wasn’t fully potty trained yet!) and his kidneys are doing well, although one is still smaller than the other – we can’t wait to see what updates come our way September 22nd.
Now, Sick Kids isn’t just for babies, no. Our big boys Jordan and Jayden have also been treated at Sick Kids. Jordan for Gastro issues which have caused him to have surgery a whopping four times in the last 3 years which also brought him to Sick Kids to be seen by Specialist and also have MRI and Colonoscopy among other tests which he was a nervous wreck for and the staff at Sick Kids were amazing for.
Jayden for his eyes. He had surgery there a year or so ago, he came through it like a champ and was overjoyed that the staff and nurses were so amazing to him.
I am so thankful to Sick Kids and the staff for taking such amazing care of my babies in their time of need. I am extremely emotional about this whole post however I am thrilled to share with you some information about The Great Camp Adventure Walk for Sick Kids coming up.
When: September 26th, 2015
Where: The event starts and ends at Fort York (Main Camp) in downtown Toronto. Participant check-in and breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 8:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9:00 a.m., and what time you finish is up to you!
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Participant check-in and breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Flag raising ceremony
9:00 a.m. – The walk begins
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – The adventure is on, the route is open, & the campsites are in full swing
6:00 p.m. – Main camp closes
The journey will begin at the Main Camp at Fort York and walk through some of Toronto’s most interesting and scenic neighbourhoods.
To Benefit Sick Kids! The Hospital that has helped so many, it’s time for us to give back! Walk, hike or stroll along a planned route of 5 km, 10 km, 15 km or 20 km. Your adventure starts the day you register. The goal is to reach $2 million to help to transform children’s health and their treatment, with all proceeds going to The Possibilities Fund at SickKids Foundation.
Looking to join The Great Camp Adventure Walk? You can use the code: social to receive a $10 discount on your registration fee.
Enter The Great Camp Adventure Walk Contest. You can enter to win 1 of 5 $100 donations to the team of your choice as well as $100 for yourself!
The Great Camp Adventure Walk for SickKids Promotion Contest
Learn more about the Great Camp Adventure Walk at WalkforSickKids.ca