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Old 12-22-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Watertown, NY
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My son is being sent to Cooks Childrens Hospital G.I. Clinic tomorrow (12-23-08), we are stationed 3 hours away in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and have never been to Fort Worth. Is there any decent palces to eat around the hospital? And what is your opinion on this hospital? Thanks!
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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it's a pretty good hospital. as far as eating, not sure for we were there at 9 pm and left at 6am. It looked pretty deserted around. good luck!
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:44 AM
 
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The doctors and nurses at Cook's H/O--hematology/oncology--clinic saved my son's life when he was in fifth grade--he had Hodgkin's Lymphoma and his regular pediatrician and an ENT specialist the pediatrician sent us to both misdiagnosed his disease (with such classic symptoms that I asked each one if he could not have Hodgkin's months before he had a biopsy and was diagnosed)...he was an active patient at Cook;s for almost 2 1/2 years under treatment and then on rotation schedule for evaluation--
they never promised to cure him -- only that they would be honest--and they did that and more...
We have not been there for years--my son is over 30 now--but I know that the treatment they recommended and oversaw is the reason he managed to overcome (knock on wood) his disease...
side effects to this day but basically in good health--married in March--has an MA in creative writing and is working as an instructional designer for company that does web-based teaching modules for mainly health-care type companies---

You see many many children at Cook's that are in dangerous situations--some make it and some don't--some aren't as serious as cancer--we had friends whose son was there for appendicitis surgery--and the hospital is on the leading edge for several different types of diseases--
we started out at the old Cook's which was really dark and ugly--the "new" Cook's is so different but the nurses and doctors that we came in contact with back then (more than 20 yrs ago) were the best you could ask for...

Cook's is in the hospital district--not too far away is Sundance Sq with tons of restaurants--wonderful Barnes and Noble across from the Bass--
there are plenty of places to eat in the area--Google Maps for Cook's Childrens and then search nearby for restaurants--plenty of them with good recommendations
could not tell you about the hospital food...
If you don't have GPS in your car I would suggest printing some maps with restaurants marked...
there is bus service in that part of FTW but have no clue as to the schedule or routes--
just word of warning--movie theater in downtown FTW was robbed the other day--normally crime in Sundance Sq region is zero--Bass cops (private security on bikes) and real cops pay attention to that area--usually safest place in FTW to be even late at night...

hope everything goes well
guess you probably won't read this before you get there...
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Watertown, NY
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Thank you loves2read, its 7:30am and we are getting ready to leave. I am so glad to hear of your son and his wonderful outcome. We do have a GPS, so that will be helpful. Once again thnak you for all your help.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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buena suerte....
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