Parents and grandparents, pushing strollers, hauling backpacks and holding the hands of little ones, joined with dozens of nurses and other staff of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for a one-of-a-kind reunion Sunday at Akron Children’s Hospital.It was the first-ever PICU reunion, a special day to reconnect for families and staff, far removed from […]
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Sara Mennen is a rare kind of nurse. Usually Akron Children’s nurses are either niched in the inpatient or outpatient setting and don’t do much crossover. But, that’s not the case for Sara, who spends 2 days a week as an inpatient float nurse and 2 days a week in the infectious disease clinic. The […]
Jessa Davis landed in the hospital at just 3 weeks old because she stopped breathing. She’s been admitted to the hospital 11 times in just under 2 and a half years of life with at least 1 more planned admission this year. She’s seen multiple specialists in Akron Children’s departments including ENT, gastroenterology, endocrinology, Rehabilitative […]
When Angela Terry’s son, Kurtis, recently came down with a fever, it was nearing dinnertime. He felt warm to the touch and her usually active 3 year old didn’t want to play. Instead, he was sad and just wanted to lie down on the couch. His pediatrician’s office, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Barberton, was about […]
When Silas Arbuckle turned 4 in May, it also marked the 1-year anniversary of his cerebral palsy (CP) diagnosis. “Silas was a full-term baby and passed all his newborn screenings. He was a little behind hitting his infant milestones, but nothing that set off any alarms for us or the doctor,” said Sarah, Silas’ mom. […]
The symptoms of juvenile arthritis came on quickly for Ethan Berkovitz. The pain in his legs at age 8 was such that sometimes his father had to carry him onto the school bus. The good news was that after Dr. Steven Spalding, director of the Division of Rheumatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, diagnosed the disease […]