Medical Resources, Inc.

Medical Resources, Inc.

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This is Ann Ashley Jack and Bruce Estes. They are turning 7 next month they are in the first grade and loving school they are happy and healthy.....they recived supplies from medical resources until they were discharged from their monitors and oxygen back in 2014.
If you open your child’s medical supplies and don’t have notes like this ... your company probably isn’t Medical Resources and your Respiratory Therapist probably isn’t the magnificent Erica @erica_frazier_1 ! I love this company so much ! When I can they are more interested in how my babies are first and for most before I can even get business handled and I love that ! I pretty sure I have laughed and had great conversations with every single employee! But if it’s time for the voting of employee of the year my vote is ERICA FRAZIER 100% #mysupplierisbetterthanyours #specialneeds #medicallycomplex #suppliesfordays #downsyndrome #ventkid #trachkid #thisisus

We are a group of knowledgable professionals dedicated to provision of prompt, accurate medical equipment and supply services in a caring & ethical manner.

We specialize in pediatric home respiratory equipment such as mechanical ventilation, tracheostomy humidification & supplies, apnea monitors, oxygen, pulse oximetry, CPAP and BiPAP. We can accept assignment for insurances including commercial, Medicare and Medicaid. We have highly skilled respiratory therapists on staff and on-call representatives that can answer your questions and help troublesho

Operating as usual

08/24/2021

Spending another day at our home away from home on the home vent floor. Can you believe we have helped FIVE kids get home in the past month??? ❤️❤️❤️

Spending another day at our home away from home on the home vent floor. Can you believe we have helped FIVE kids get home in the past month??? ❤️❤️❤️

Timeline Photos 08/21/2021

Timeline Photos

UPDATE: Only one (1) visitor/caregiver will be allowed with patients in the Children’s of Alabama Emergency Department. No other visitors, including siblings, will be allowed. All visitors (over 2 years of age) and staff must arrive on the hospital campus wearing a mask. Children’s Emergency Department is not a public COVID testing site.

INPATIENTS & SCHEDULED SURGERY PATIENTS:
Visitors are limited to two (2) parents/caregivers.
No other visitors, including siblings, will be allowed.
Do not visit if you have flu-like symptoms and/or cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath.

OUTPATIENT CLINIC VISITS:
Visitors are limited to two (2) parents/caregivers.
No other visitors, including siblings, will be allowed.
If your child is ill, please call the clinic before arrival for additional instructions.
If you have flu-like symptoms and/or cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath, do not enter our facility.

Timeline Photos 07/28/2021

Timeline Photos

Dear Special Needs Parents,

I never intended to be a parent of a special needs child. And though I had hopes of the fairytale family where everyone breathed on their own, milestones were met with ease, I soon realized that I was just not meant to live in a perfect castle, high on a hill, while those below thought my life was something more “perfect” than it really was.

I know that this typical world that looks at the differently abled as broken may try to tell you they pity you, but I want you to know that your life is beautifully chaotic—there isn’t anything damaged about this road that you have been asked to walk.

Perhaps we are nontraditional, at times scary, and possibly sometimes, it feels as if we are alone but there is nothing about our life that is broken.
I see now that this was the journey that some of us were meant to walk.

I would never have thought my children would grow up thinking that trauma was a routine, instead of something you read about in a magazine,

Perhaps if I can show you that sometimes this special needs road isn’t easy—and that the first step is always to learn how to cope—then maybe you will know more than I did and make choices that are founded in greater awareness and courage.

I didn’t know how little I knew about life and myself when I began my journey of special needs parenting, but time did a beautiful job of teaching me.

I know that sometimes it’s hard just being confined at home, only going out to doctor appointments, because your child is too medically fragile to just go out for ice cream, There is hope, and there is always a way to learn the joy of this new normal way of life. Yes, I say new normal, because this life that you are being asked to walk will turn into a normal life, a different one then you are used to, but you're new normal.

You are enough, you are doing the best you can, I know that you still want to do more, however, you have to realize your good enough, is actually good enough.

When you tell me that can't-do this it is too much, I understand, I have driven on the highway, many times with tears sliding down my cheek because I honestly thought I couldn't do this, just as much as you have. I can’t say that it is easy, I am saying you can do this.

But I do know that I was given this child for a reason and so were you.

For now, all I can do is love you, and give you hope to know you are not alone and you are strong enough to do this.

To say that your new normal is beautifully chaotic and messy implies that your life is hard but it is has created flowers where there were dry and barren fields.

The reality of this journey is we don't know the outcome. Will, your child live, will your child be able to have some semblance of a normal life, will your child have someone other than you to want them, to love them, or will you be able to do it alone. The answer is simply I don't know. I have found that staying in the present and dealing with the day to day and not dwelling on the what-ifs or maybes of what the future brings is the way to help to take some of the anxiety of what the future holds away. It is hard dear hearts, not to worry about what is coming around the next corner, staying grounded in the present is key to calming the storm inside of our hearts.

I know that what I say doesn’t mean anything if I am not willing to do the hard work to back it up with action. I struggle with what the future holds, when I know what the future will bring, more ICU stays, more people not understanding, more people wanting to pity the journey that we walk.

What good would I be to you if write you these love notes about finding, loving yourself, following your heart and all of the magic that this life of parenting a special needs child is if I wasn’t willing to follow my own advice?

The truth is, my loves, we stumble over this road, we make mistakes, we learn lessons, and we get up the next day and do it all again.

If I hadn’t followed my heart and decided that I wanted my child not just to live, but have a life worth living to be the greatest example to both of my children, to show grace and fortitude, to advocate for them, to pave away, to tell them it doesn't matter if you can't breathe on your own, cannot talk, walk, eat by mouth, you were put on this earth to teach us what life is really about, then I also wouldn’t be the mother that they truly needed me to be.

Without this road that I have been asked to walk, I wouldn’t be the type of women who would have amazing children who were differently able that will one day change this world.

My goal from the start has been to raise amazing children, this did not change because one of them was born not knowing how to breathe. I never intended to keep watch over them teaching them, their ABCs while they learn how to best blend into society so that one day they might get a mortgage, and an IRA and find themselves settled down but empty.

I intended for them to grow up to be people with soul and depth.

People who have vision and ambition who know they will have to work through blood and sweat to get the life they want and deserve, breathing on their own or not.

People who follow their hearts no matter where it leads and who possess the courage to help others who are differently abled to do the same.

I wanted my children to be game-changers and status quo destroyers. This is what our special children were born to do. No, they might not be in the boardroom, behind a desk or political office they were born for greater things.

I first had to become this type of woman because of walking this journey.

So, no my darlings we do not have broken children, it was us who were broken before we had them and were able to learn what truly mattered.

Shelley Colquitt
President and Founder of Hope's Seed
You're Not Alone
hopesseed.com

07/19/2021
06/11/2021

You are amazing!

What parents of medically complex children wish you knew:

We are not superhuman.

We aren't some different, stronger breed of human. Being in the role of caregiver is just as hard for us as you imagine it might be for you. We didn't automatically gain knowledge and strength that others don't have upon being handed this role.

You could do it, too.

So often, we are told, "I don't know how you do it!" But, the truth is, you could do it, too, for your child if you needed to. When my son was born, all I knew was that I was going to love him and take care of him no matter what. Nearly sixteen years later, that is still exactly what I'm doing. I think that is what most parents are doing.

We are tired.

We are so, so tired. Not sleepy. Not just fatigued. We are tired way down deep. Completely spent. And sleep can't fix it, not that we get a good nights sleep often. Our minds, our hearts, our bodies are tired. It won't stop us, though.

We are lonely.

We don't get out much. We don't have visitors often. Friendships and relationships outside of the home can be hard to foster when so much of our lives revolve around caregiving. We are completely and totally responsible for another person's wellbeing, and that can be time and energy consuming. That doesn't mean we don't long for those connections, though. We are thankful for the friends and family who join us in our world from time to time and also for the ones who invite us even if we have to decline most of the time.

Many of us struggle with mental illness.

Trauma, high stress levels, and isolation are just a few contributors to the higher instances of mental illness among caregivers, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It can be exhausting to hear how strong we are when we are struggling to keep it together sometimes.

We are terrified of your cough.

Is it allergies? Is it a cold? Is it the flu? We don't know, but we're scared it could make our children very sick or worse. We wish family and friends would tell us when they or someone in their house is sick.

There is always something we need to do.

Maybe we need to make a phone call (there is almost always a call to be made), fill out some forms, change a diaper, feed a meal, order supplies, give a bath, or any of the other day to day stuff that often gets pushed aside as we focus on our child. If we are still, chances are there is something that just isn't getting done in that moment and we know it.

We worry a lot.

We worry about our child's health. We worry about them dying. Us dying. Who would take care of them? Finances. Neglecting our own health. Services. Insurance. Medications. Paperwork. Appointments. Waivers. Did I mention we are tired?

We would do it all over again.

If given the choice, we would choose this life all over again if it meant knowing and loving our child.

06/01/2021

Toddler Sees Parents' Faces For First Time

Look at Jovial Jaxon really see for the first time!!!

05/19/2021

We love our trach patients, and parents!

All day every day

#GTTAW2021 #RaisingAwarenessOneBreatheAtATime #SharingKnowledgeRaisesAwareness #TrachWeek #TrachAwareness #trachparty #raisingawarenesswithpride #trachlife #keeptrachinit #OneDayAtATime

Photos from Camden’s Custom Woodwork & Finishing's post 04/03/2021

For any of our medical parents that needs custom furniture made by people that understand your needs. So GORGEOUS!!!

03/30/2021

National Doctors' Day 2021

Happy Doctors day to some of the best pediatric docs we know!! Thanks for taking such great care of Alabama’s babies!

Oxygen Tank Refresh 03/25/2021

Oxygen Tank Refresh

Oxygen Tank Refresh Bringing a child home on oxygen can be a scary or stressful event, so we’ve created this little reminder page to help you remember anything you forgot between the hospital to home. First thin…

03/16/2021

Severe weather tomorrow, make sure your equipment is charged, you have plenty of tanks, and an emergency plan.

Severe weather tomorrow, make sure your equipment is charged, you have plenty of tanks, and an emergency plan.

03/15/2021

Cake means some sweet baby gets to bust out of the hospital today!!! Team home vent plus one more member!

Cake means some sweet baby gets to bust out of the hospital today!!! Team home vent plus one more member!

Photos from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's post 02/24/2021

Photos from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's post

Common Trilogy Alarms 02/19/2021

Common Trilogy Alarms

Little Trilogy cheat sheet for the most common alarms and how to fix them, usually.

Common Trilogy Alarms These are some of the most common alarms you will encounter with the Trilogy ventilator and some of the causes and solutions for those alarms. Because who doesn’t love a cheat sheet? High Pre…

Jovial Jaxon 02/18/2021

Jovial Jaxon

Since it's heart month, our patient spotlight is on one of our toughest heart warriors!

Jovial Jaxon February is heart month, so what better way to celebrate than by showing off one of our most precious heart warriors! Most people don’t even realize that 1 in 100 babies are born with a conge…

Photos from World Of Broken Hearts's post 02/12/2021

Photos from World Of Broken Hearts's post

Tricia Eileen Melland on TikTok 02/11/2021

Tricia Eileen Melland on TikTok

You are glorious!

Tricia Eileen Melland on TikTok Keep fighting @thetiabeestokes 🐝 You got this girl! #togetherfortia #tiabeestrong #kickcancersass #covid #chronicillness #tpn #ventilator

Tenacious Tripp 01/26/2021

Tenacious Tripp

I'm so happy I finally had time to write another patient spotlight! This little boy is a fighter and firecracker all rolled into one!

Tenacious Tripp It’s been a while since we’ve done a patient spotlight, it’s like we’ve been in the middle of a global pandemic or something. Today’s spotlight about this little fight…

12/23/2020

Here’s our last drawing. Again, congratulations to the winners and we hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holidays.

12/22/2020

Today’s drawing. Our last one will be tomorrow.

12/21/2020

It’s that time again! Congrats to today’s winners!

12/19/2020

Happy Friday! And congratulations to today’s winners!

12/15/2020

Here’s our second Christmas raffle drawing! Congrats to today’s winners.

Photos from Medical Resources, Inc.'s post 12/14/2020

Drawings start today!!!!! These are the items being raffled today. We will have our first 5 winners today. Drawings daily until Christmas!!!! 🎄 Be on the lookout in a few hours for our live drawings.

12/07/2020

Drawings start this week!!!!

11/24/2020

Next week is officially December, the Christmas drawings could start at any time after that. Make sure to get your review in to be added to the list.

Next week is officially December, the Christmas drawings could start at any time after that. Make sure to get your review in to be added to the list.

11/17/2020

Don't forget to leave us a review to be entered for the Christmas gift raffle. There will be multiple chances to win.

Two weeks left to enter!

Don't forget to leave us a review to be entered for the Christmas gift raffle. There will be multiple chances to win.

Two weeks left to enter!

11/09/2020

Since COVID has prevented our typical gatherings and events this year, including the Vent Kids of AL Christmas party, we decided we would hold a live Christmas raffle multiple times during the month of December for some really amazing gifts to make your life as a caregiver easier as well as some items to make the kids smile. To enter the raffle simply like us, and then give us a review on Facebook. Yep, that easy! We will have multiple drawings throughout December and we will be showing a few sneak peeks of some of the prizes.

Since COVID has prevented our typical gatherings and events this year, including the Vent Kids of AL Christmas party, we decided we would hold a live Christmas raffle multiple times during the month of December for some really amazing gifts to make your life as a caregiver easier as well as some items to make the kids smile. To enter the raffle simply like us, and then give us a review on Facebook. Yep, that easy! We will have multiple drawings throughout December and we will be showing a few sneak peeks of some of the prizes.

11/08/2020

Another reminder that these kiddos can and will amount to great things! So proud of Chris Nikic’s accomplishment for himself and the special needs community. ❤️❤️

10/07/2020

And we are proud of each and every one of you! ❤️ #downsyndromeawarenessmonth

You cross every boundary.

If there is a lock on the door, you pick it.

If there is a partition separating big kids from little one, you climb over it.

When there’s a rope separating the shallow end from the deep end of the pool, you swim under it.

As your mom, it’s exhausting. Because these boundaries that you try to cross are meant to protect you. They are good for you. They are good boundaries.

But one day someone out there will try to create a boundary because you were born different.

They might tell you that you can’t have a seat in their classroom and try to close the door.

They might tell you that you can’t join a certain group and try to close the roster.

They might tell you that you can’t get a diploma and try to block that path.

And when this happens, I hope you garner that same spirit within you now and bulldoze right past it.

Some boundaries are meant to keep you safe. While others are meant to hold you down. These are the ones I want you to defy.

When someone says you’re not good enough, show them your unique strengths.

When someone says you’ll never get this, show them how you will in your own time and way.

When someone says you are less than, show them that they are the ones who have issues their worth, not you.

I know one day (hopefully soon) you will stop crossing every boundary. But, my child, I hope you never stop crossing them all.

Get my free ebook for special needs parents ⬇️

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Photos from Rick Karle WVTM 13's post 10/05/2020

NEVER count these kids out! We are all so proud of you Caleb! Can't wait to see all of the amazing accomplishments you will achieve.

Special Education: A Right Not A Favor 09/23/2020

Special Education: A Right Not A Favor

With the new school off to a chaotic start, it's a good time to give a reminder that special education is a RIGHT for everyone! Learn more about your child's rights for education.

Special Education: A Right Not A Favor Local public school systems are responsible for providing special education to eligible children from ages 3 to 21. The following is a link to the booklet that was put out by Alabama Disabilities A…

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Products

We specialize in Pediatric Respiratory.

Ventilators
Tracheostomy Equipment & Supplies
Suction Machines
Enteral Equipment/Supplies
Nebulizers
Oxygen Equipment/Supplies
Oximeters,
Apnea Monitors,
CPAPs & BiPaPs,
Cough Assist Devices
Knee Scooters
Medela Breast products.

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1516 5th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
35233

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm
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