Jordan’s first visit to the ER

We are always up for a little adventure, but a lot of adventure is a lot overwhelming. Jordan came home from his first day of school telling us that he hit his head on the concrete floor. This seemed a little odd since his teacher had not said anything about Jordan getting hurt. I was […]

Attentive, caring staff and Doggie Brigade combine for special ER visit

My 12-year-old autistic son has been suffering from dizziness and loss of vision. Because of a prior experience with my other son at Akron Children’s, I was confident he would have a good experience as well.

“SantaNet” in the Valley

“HO HO HO, Merry Christmas!” The sound of Santa’s voice crackles through a hand-held radio device. The little girl, wearing a tiger gown, perks up and smiles, her eyes alight as she hears Santa calling her name.

Ella’s first trip to the ER

First, I would like to start by saying that it is hard to choose just one story because all of my experiences at Akron Children’s Hospital have been exceptional.

Help us build a better hospital

Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking families to share their vision for a new ER and outpatient surgery center for the second in a series of family focus group on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The new top 10 things I’ve learned, courtesy of J&J

1) When a doc performing an exam and ultrasound of your boy’s belly says, “Wow, you weren’t kidding about his constipation issue, were you?” it’s not a good thing.  New medication added, follow up with gastroenterologist TBD.  See you soon Dr. Fyda and/or Emergency Department.  Poop Gate 2012 is clearly underway! 2) Insurance paperwork, appeals procedures […]