Crohns Colitis - My Son's BattleDomenic's Infusion for February 2012
Some of you might remember the interview that +Shefali Burns
did with me, back in the beginning of January, about Crohns Colitis disease and how my son has been battling it since he was born ( http://youtu.be/wP7cNbsbJHk
). Its a constant struggle for him, and unfortunately, one that he'll have to struggle with for the rest of his life.
One, of the many, things we have to do is a monthly infusion of a medication called Remicade. The entire process is roughly 6 hours long and requires it to be administered in the hospital ( Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ).
Today was our scheduled appointment for the month of February and Domenic got a special surprise thanks to +John Butterill
and the sheer power and greatness of +Google+
Armed with his iPhone, Nikon camera, and probably 10 layers of clothing, +John Butterill
took my son on a photo walk around Rosedale, Ontario, Canada while he was getting his infusion done. Domenic loved every minute of it! For the hour that John braved the harsh weather conditions to show my son around Rosedale, my son didn't have to worry about blood pressure cuff's squeezing his arm too tight, the uncomfortableness of having tubes stuck through his arm, the drip rate of the medicine "burning" him ( the meds must be administered at a specific rate per hour ), or having to be stuck in a hospital when he much rather be at school!!! +John Butterill
is nothing less than a saint
in my eyes! He brought a TON
of joy to my son today, of what otherwise would have been, another excruciating day for him! This isn't the first time John has done it either. He took +C. Corey Fisk
on a similar photo walk ( http://goo.gl/6Dh0z
From the bottom of my heart... THANK YOU +John Butterill!!!