I want to get an awesome gift for the awesome doctor that operated on my unborn son and then made everything possible to accompany us through the rest of the pregnancy and up til the day the baby was born. What can possibly be good enough to show how thankful I am for all his hard work and his professional and personal quality?
Last year at the start of my pregnancy my baby was diagnosed
with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Long story short, I traveled to a different city to seek pre-natal treatment. Dr. R performed fetal surgery on the baby and then gave us all the necessary follow up care. I couldn't leave the city in case of whatever, and that means the doctor couldn't leave either, which meant he spent the holidays stuck in this city too, and not with his family a few hours away.
Apart from being amazed by his professionalism and excellence as a doctor, I am in awe of the way he handled our whole situation. Always calm, always speaking to us with ALL the truth even when it was scary, always taking my phone calls and text messages and even telling me he went to sleep worried about not hearing his phone. I had a ruptured membrane a couple of weeks into the treatment, and then a preterm start of labor at 31 weeks. Dr. R knew I absolutely did not want the baby to be born there and wanted to come back home to give birth so he made everything possible to make it happen. We actually had quite an adventurous day as I was admitted to the hospital for preterm labor in city Q, got an epidural, went into surgery (second procedure had to be done to complete the treatment) came out, had to get a second epidural because the first one stopped working and my contractions were getting unbearable and then we all got on a plane
and came to city M to deliver the baby. Dr. R and two of his associates came with me on the plane (tiny private plane we got almost last minute) and didn't relax until he left the gurney at the entrance to the OR where my OBGYN was already waiting for me. Neither Dr. R nor his associates let us pay for their flights back to city Q.
My baby is now a little over a month old, in the NICU, and Dr. R is still checking up with us. I think every day that I still need to give him a big BIG thanks for everything he did, but everything I come up with seems not good enough. Apart from a handwritten letter expressing how I feel about the whole thing, what can I get Dr. R that can show our appreciation?