Six years ago, I was honored to become a mother to an amazing baby boy, Grayson. It wasn’t very long after birth that Grayson began to experience a list of medical issues, including chronic food allergies and asthma.
This is about the time I was introduced to Dr. Rajeev Kishore. I had no idea at the time how much of an impact this man would make in our lives.
Dr. Kishore, Mary George, and their staff did an amazing job teaching me all the things I needed to know about his allergies, symptoms, and anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction).
They set me up with a wonderful dietitian who taught me so much about reading labels and opened my eyes to many safe foods. This eased some of our fears and anxiety about the allergies.
Through the years Dr. Kishore has been someone that we have been able to rely on. One time in particular comes to mind.
Grayson had an anaphylactic reaction to accidentally coming in contact with peanuts. He had to be rushed by ambulance to the nearest ER, which was not Akron Children’s.
I immediately called Dr. Kishore’s office from the ambulance and let them know the severity of the reaction.
Within moments Dr. Kishore called me and talked to me about what to expect. He asked if there was anything we needed that we weren’t getting already in the ER.
Even though he was miles away from where we were, and we were in an emergency room, he still called to check on Grayson and make sure he was getting the treatment he needed.
The office called again later that day just to be sure we were ok, and then they called again the following day. I will never forget that day.
He takes time with his patients and families. I have never been to an appointment with him where it has felt rushed. He takes time to sit down, ask and answer questions.
I know that he sees many children each day, but when he walks into the room for your child, he makes you feel like that is the only child he has to focus on for the day. He also interacts with the children playfully, which makes them much more comfortable.
I could go on and on about how great he and his office have been. Not only have we been blessed, but Akron Children’s Hospital is blessed to have such a wonderful physician.
Thank you, Dr. Kishore for all of your dedication to Grayson and our family. We truly appreciate it and are so thankful for you and your staff!