Trevor's Story: In His Sister's Eyes

Pediatric Transplantation

Trevor's Story: In His Sister's Eyes

My Hospital Visit to See My Brother
By: Alyssa, age 10

Trevor's familyOn a sad night in early June 2005, I visited someone in the hospital. I remember walking in the door and smelling petroleum jelly. As we were walking to the room my mom was crying.
 
When we walked in the hospital room, I saw him. My five-year-old brother, Trevor, was lying on a hospital bed. There were tubes everywhere! He had tubes coming out of his nose, arms and stomach. His face and eyes were yellow from his liver failure. Trevor's face was puffy from all of the medicines he was given.
 
The TV screen was on and Trevor was playing a Scooby-Doo video game. When Trevor finally looked up from the video game he was excited to see us. Trevor wanted to show us everything.
 
The nurse let Trevor get out of bed and show us around. The first place Trevor took us was the Child Life center. It smelled like cooking because they were baking food. All of the nurses that were working said "Hi" to Trevor.
 
We went over to the large white cabinet. Trevor opened it and there were a ton of games! The first game we played was Brain Operation. Then we played Bop-It Jr., Monopoly, and a Scooby-Doo board game. Trevor won every game.
 
Next, Trevor took us to the nurse's station. Everyone there knew who he was. Trevor wanted to know if his favorite nurse, Pam, was working. Pam was working so we all met her. We talked to Pam for a while. Everyone talked about soccer, Trevor, and Pam's dog, Skyla.
 
Then we moved to the last place Trevor wanted to show us. The circus lounge was the last place we went. It's a lounge with a bunch of rough, hard chairs, a TV, computer, delicious food and a vending machine. Trevor, my sister Courtney, and I watched TV for a while until Trevor had to leave for some tests.
 
Courtney and I stayed in the circus lounge. Eventually we fell asleep. At about 2am, my dad came in and took Courtney and me home.
 
As we were walking to the parking ramp, through the dark black sky, I felt sorry leaving my brother. I was scared for him. I didn't want to leave him.
 
Note: Shortly after this visit with his sister, Trevor received a liver transplant and is now doing very well.