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January 25th, 2016

Healing Power of Pancakes

By uclahealth

Zach“It will be interesting trying to motivate him to go home because he’s had such a great time. He has blueberry pancakes every morning for breakfast,” says John Matise, father to 6-year-old Zachary Matise. Zachary’s mother, Ann Matise, adds, “He had surgery on his appendix Friday night. He has to get rid of a fever before we can leave. This is Zack’s first time at UCLA Health. Well, he was born here, but this is his first time as a patient. It’s a great team here to help us. They’re really good at explaining at a kid’s level, so Zachary knew how the operation was going to work.” John agrees, “It’s just wonderful.”

Tags: appendix, Chase Child Life Program, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Pediatric Surgery, Surgery

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