God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
(2 Corinthians 1:3b-4, NLT)

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Sunday, March 29, afternoon
I just stepped out for a little bit to go get a coffee and some lunch, like I had said I might in that last post. While I was wandering around the Longwood Galleria trying to figure out what to eat, I was on the phone with Dave. I told him I had to go, so I could order some food, and the next thing I hear after I hang up is a man's voice saying, "I've been trying to find you." Freaked the crap out of me, especially since I don't know anyone here. I turn to look, and it's Dr. Puder! Seriously?! I go from having to chase down a doctor in Denver to tell me what's going on, and here, the doctor comes to find me?? I didn't expect to see him until tomorrow. We never saw doctors on the weekends in Denver, and he was out of town this weekend. I guess he got back this afternoon and stopped by the hospital to check on his patients, and got to Faith's room right after I had left, so the nurse told him where she thought I went, and he came to find me! I wanted to burst into tears and give him a big huge hug right on the spot, but I controlled myself.
It turns out, all he wanted was to check in with me and see how I thought Faith was doing. He let me know he'd checked in on her, and asked if she was acting any differently, or if I'd noticed any color changes yet. I let him know that she's still as sleepy as ever, and that she's not as smiley as she had been, but that I figure it's just because she's surrounded by unfamiliar people and misses all her favorite nurses in Denver. She perks up and pays attention any time someone comes in the room, I think she's hoping one of these times it'll be someone she knows. I still think I need to get a cardboard cut-out of Jan to stand by her bed, then her smiles will come back!
Anyway, that's that. Totally surprised me and freaked me out. Oh, and I might go to church again in a couple of hours; I saw a sign for a Calvary Chapel here, right next door to the hospital. I really enjoyed our time at Calvary Aurora, so I thought I'd check it out. You can never have too many connections...


Jason OConnor said...


You will learn very quickly that Dr. Puder does a lot of things that you probably won't see any other doctor do. I can't even count the number of times that I have gotten phone calls or emails from him at odd hours and the number of times he came in on the weekend when Sam was admitted for various things.

We are glad to hear that your trip to Boston seems to be going well and that you have had a positive experience so far.

Kit Freeman said...

I was just going to leave a note, but I see that my son-in-law beat me to it!! Yes, Dr. Puder is that good. I have been around a lot of different doctors over the years, and I think they should all take lessons from Dr. Puder on how to treat family members. He is by far the best doctor I have met.

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