I posted links to the news clips here. They were a bit harder to watch than I expected; perhaps just surreal. I intended to post these pictures after the links, but I need a breather.
The hospital was SO kind to us. I really tried hard not to think about the many emotions I was feeling. I think if I would have, I probably wouldn't have been standing. I truly think the little ceremonies we had, donating the iPods, helped take my mind off the hard parts, which is probably a good thing.
We interviewed with reporters and spoke to the staff in several different areas. We did let them know that many kind people wanted to help with this project and a portion of the iPods were purchased with donations.
We are and will forever be thankful for those who wanted to help in memory of Cohen :)
I honestly didn't think many, if any, news crews would show. I'm not sure why. I guess I just thought DFW would have other stories running. In saying this, I wasn't prepared or expecting to really talk on the news. Brent did have a bit harder of a time with the surroundings :(
It just so happened as we were getting ready to leave the CICU that we ran into Cohen's surgeon, Dr. Forbess. He is one of the pictures towards the end. He is an amazing doctor. We knew from the moment we met him that he would be Cohen's doctor. I think seeing him brought back more emotions for me. He let us know that he as well as the staff held a special place for Cohen and that they truly did learn so much from him, medically and more.
We spoke with the music therapists, who will be leading the iPod program.
I have several more pictures of the gift that the hospital gave us/Cohen. It's in the blue box I'm holding and it's very special. I'll share it soon.
The twins did great at the hospital. I think they were a bit tired as we woke them early, from their nap, to go. They weren't allowed on the floor so they mostly strolled around the bottom floor.
I'm so thankful to have these pictures. Brent's mom took all of them, expect one, and the Children's photographer took it. It's the first one of me holding the blue box.
You know what really helped being at the hospital?
BT was there, too....