Monday, July 28, 2008

Goodbye PCMC, Hello Shriner's!

Ammon has now moved over to Shriner's Hospital for Children. We made the move at 2:00 p.m. today. He was very, very nervous to ride in an ambulance and had been asking me questions (at least a million times) about the ride, the bed, the vehicle, etc. He had a very unsettling morning but once the three paramedics showed up, he decided to trust them. They were great with him as they explained each step they would make to transfer him to their guerney and he settled right down. The guys' names were Jeremy, Andrew and Isaac.

Primary Children's Medical Center

Andrew, Isaac and Jeremy - paramedics shifting Ammon to the guerney.

Shriner's Hospital for Children

Isaac shifting Ammon to his new bed in his new room for the next 33 days.

Making new friends - these are the Child Life Recreation Therapists that will work with Ammon. The taller girl's name is Jillian. Jess came and picked me up to help me transport all our stuff. Thank you, bud!

Dad's the man now - he came up to the hospital to give me a much-needed break. He will be Ammon's buddy for a few days.

Ammon's room # is 21. The phone # is 801-536-3510, which is the nurse's station. Ask for his room and it will be transferred.


Annette said...

Yeah Bud!! You're doing great!
On to the next hospital already!
I sent you an email, so check for it and we'll play our game!
Love Mrs. Gebert!

chelsey said...

Looks like you're doing great! I'm glad the ride to Shriners hospital was a good one. Now you can get settled in for a little while huh!

Ashley said...

Ammon, I missed having you pass us the sacrament on Sunday. We're praying for you everyday. I'm so glad you are doing well. Can't wait to see that wonderful smile of yours.
Ashley Bigler

Jason said...

Hey, Ammon, how are you doing? We have been praying for you. Your nephews and niece ask me how you are doing so I thought I had better check up on you. I wish we were closer so that we could take a more active role in the family. Maybe someday. I am glad to see that you have been getting visitors. I hope you heal quickly. Stay strong.

Jessica said...

You are looking fabulous. I'm so glad things are going good for you. I love looking at the pictures of this experience. Gook Luck!
Mrs. Hiatt

Anonymous said...

Hey there Superman!

Wowee - you're new room looks fabulous! Of course when someone as great as you arrived at Shriners, I'm sure they pulled out all the stops to keep you comfey! Get your rest and listen to all your nurses & therapists so you can regain your strength!
We love you in Elk Ridge!
Debbie and all the MAY family

Jennifer said...

This is good means one step closer to full recovery! Great job Ammon!

Seth and Natalie said...

Hey Ammon, this is your cousin Seth. Sorry you had to ride in a Powerstroke ambulance, Dodge doesn't make them. Hang in there buddy and we're praying for you, good luck.

Jess and Jen said...

You truck snob, Seth...

Ammon did say he was very nervous about the ride; perhaps he knew it'd be a Ford instead of a Dodge?

Anonymous said...


We're glad to hear that you are doing well. It looks like you have all the comforts you need there at the hospital. That's great that you can wear normal clothes now and you have a place to plug in your computer and "get connected". We pray for you alot. Before long we'll see you back at church.

We love you,
The Knuteson's