When Brenda Waigand stepped on a nail, she didn’t think much about it. “I have neuropathy in my feet, so all I felt was a tiny pin prick,” explains Brenda. “Then the wound got infected, and I was hobbling around on a cane.”
Born with cerebral palsy, Corbin Barrett has extremely stiff muscles that need ongoing physical therapy. Eight months ago, Corbin’s mother, Ashley, decided to try the Physical Rehabilitation Center at Allegan General Hospital instead of driving to Grand Rapids twice a week.
Every Thursday, Judy Zimmerman visits the Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Allegan General for a treatment that is keeping her alive. Judy has Alpha-1, a serious genetic lung disease.
When Gail Lewis was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in May of 2017, it came as no surprise. “I have a long family history of diabetes on my mother’s side, so I really thought it was just a matter of time,” Gail says.
When Holly Harrison felt a pop in her right shoulder, she knew something was wrong. The pain got worse and worse, to the point where even doing daily tasks like her hair was painful.
It was a normal Saturday evening when David Hodge started feeling pain in his chest. By 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, the pain was almost unbearable.
Don Boss was diagnosed with diabetes on June 15, 2017. His A1C test, used to diagnose diabetes,
measured 13.9 (normal is below 5.7), and his blood sugar was off the chart at 454.
Imagine munching on popcorn and sitting in a comfortable recliner as you receive medical treatment, surrounded by nurses who feel more like family. That’s what it’s like for Diana Morris, who has been receiving immunotherapy infusions at AGH for the past two weeks.