Our Progress

Saturday, April 21, 2012

First Delivery

On Monday, April 9th I visited the AnMed Health Women's and Children's Hospital in Anderson, SC.  This is the hospital where Mom received both her radiation and her chemotheraphy treatments, and my sister Terri and I visited both facilities.

We delivered 3 quilts to the chemotherapy room, and 2 more to the radiation room.  We spent quite some time visiting with the wonderful staff who helped care for Mom, and shared many memories - both happy and sad.

There were many (too many) patients in the infusion room while we were there -and I observed quite a few that had one, two, three or even more blankets tucked over and around them as they sat through their treatments.  There was a small stack available, but I could see how with just one or two more patients in any of the empty chairs, those could quickly be depleted.

The radiation team were especially appreciative - they said that while chills are not as much a factor of the radiation treatment itself, their waiting room, with a door directly to the outside parking lot, got especially chilly in the winter and the quilts would be used by patients and families alike as they waited.




This quilt pictured above is from the Thread Queens in Wichita Falls, TX and was one of the 5 donated this round, as was the top donated by Selina in NJ.   The others were the rainbow stripe and blue/gold stripe made up from donated blocks, and a lil' spinner top that I made.

The quilts are finishing up at about 48 x 56 (12x14 blocks) which is a nice manageable size for someone seated in a chair.  The "Mystery Quilt" that was received was not donated at this time, as it is quite large.  I am waiting for the right recipient for that one.