Engaged families make hospitals safer
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Engaged families make hospitals safer

No hospital is error-free. The most important partner in your child’s health and safety is you. You can help keep your child safer by sharing information and asking questions. Continue reading

At home

Life after the Trach: Not So Simple

At two months old, my son Richie received his trach, and he was ventilator dependent until he was 18 months old. Gradually, he was able to tolerate a speaking valve and capping, all working toward decannulation. It seemed to us that things would be easier once he no longer had a trach, but it isn’t quite that simple. Continue reading

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Why Can’t Parenting Come With An Ever-Lasting Battery?

The following was published as part of my “Teachable Moments” blog series for ProMedica HealthConnect.  As the parent of a medically complex child, taking care of myself has included the need to power up in regular intervals. Richie’s first year of life was marked with hospitalizations, tests, and the slow achievement of milestones. For me, … Continue reading