40 Toombs County Magazine
THUMB’S UP Landon began physical therapy
in the hospital, but had to continue even after he was
released in order to regain strength in his body.
Other aftercare included follow-up visits with each
of the doctors who had treated him. One by one, the
doctors released him to resume his normal routine.
hospital caregivers, presenting them with a “thumb’s
up” trophy. When Landon was in the hospital and
unable to talk, he communicated with a “thumbs up or
down” to let his caregivers know how he was feeling.
One of the trophies was was given to Dr. Brian
Burnham (RIGHT), pediatric resident at Memorial. When
several times if he was “out of the woods” yet. When
she never received the answer she longed to hear, she
head when we are ‘out of the woods’” She never saw
doctor surprised her when after examining Landon, he
took off his stethoscope and twirled it around his head.
Finally, the ordeal was over.
If you were to see Landon today, you would never believe that he had been through
such a trauma. The family that learned to PRAY big is now learning to PLAY big.
released from the hospital.