Dear Dr. Born,
I wanted to thank you so very, very much FOR so very, very much. Where to begin. . .
First of all, for helping my husband with a chronic shoulder problem that from which, after just a few visits with you, he has finally found relief.
But most of all, I want to thank you on behalf of my family for all of your work with our infant daughter. I say my family because, thanks largely to you, they have a happier mommy and baby in the house!!
I saw you several times before the birth, and believe that it helped with the labor and delivery, and the speed of the post-partum healing. Even so, walking into your office for my first post-partum visit with you, I was unable to lift my feet off the ground, was very sore, and was hardly able to stand up straight. When I left your office, I was lifting my feet off the ground, was standing up straighter, and was in less pain. A mere 5 visits – 2 weeks – later, I pretty much was back to myself. What a difference from my experience with my first child. . .it took literally months before I could stand up straight or walk normally, and it left me with a chronic hip problem (which you took care of before I got pregnant with our second!).
As for my daughter, after her first visit with you, we could see the difference — the way her body relaxed totally, arms dropped at her side instead of clenched up by her chest, hands open instead of tightly fisted, her breathing slow and deep instead of shallow and short, when she slept. And, while she was initially very “tense” while nursing, after three adjustments, she relaxed her nursing, and her overall disposition (comfort!) was greatly improved. Within a few weeks, she started to show signs of allergic reactions in the form of inflamed, red, bumpy rashes all over her face, increased digestive discomfort and overall unhappiness. You began work with her in earnest, and within hours of each visit, there was marked improvement in all areas. Within a few weeks, her skin was back to normal, her digestion had settled down again, her sleep improved, and the amount of time that she was awake and CONTENT was noticeably improved with each visit.
Basically, I could pretty well count on her being a much happier baby after a visit with you than before!!! I firmly believe that had I known about you when my older son was born, both he and I (not to mention my husband!!) would have had a MUCH better time of his infancy.
The other thing for which I cannot express enough gratitude is your treating her free of charge (due to your policy concerning pregnant patients). The difference your treatment has made in her life, and in turn ours, is immeasurable. Not only have you seen her at no charge, but so frequently. NEVER have I felt like you were skimping on her care because you had nothing to gain financially from it; to the contrary, you have encouraged us to bring her frequently and regularly, and never to hesitate to come in were she to need care before a scheduled appointment.
So, “thank you” doesn’t really begin to say it, but since it’s all I can say, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!! May you be blessed with much success in your work in all areas now and in the future.
By the way, I can’t say enough about your office staff. Each one of them is warmer and nicer and lovelier than the next, and calling and visiting your office is always such a pleasure (wish I could say that about all my doctor’s office experiences!!!).