Like most toddlers, two-year old Lucien enjoyed the company of his family and his stuffed animals, especially his teddy bear. When feeling strong enough, Lucien hugged his bear for comfort. During his battle with leukemia, Lucien sometimes lay listless in his mother's arms as he struggled with extreme pain. HomeHealth Visiting Nurses cared for him daily to administer his medications and to help his mother cope with his extensive medical needs.
Lucien's mother explained that whenever "Nurse Nancy" came to draw blood for his weekly test:
"Lucien gave his teddy bear to Nurse Nancy; she performed everything on "Medicine Bear" first and explained to Lucien what she was going to do for him next. Two years later, Lucien was hiding Medicine Bear eagerly each time Nancy visited; she would wait and then find the bear before treating Lucien. She knew him. I just can't say enough about the quality of the care that she's given Lucien. We'll always be grateful to her for getting us through almost four years."
Lucien is a kindergartener now; his leukemia has stabilized enough that he recently went on his dream trip to DisneyWorld.
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