Staying home and physical distancing is the best way to protect your family from COVID-19. It’s especially important for younger children who may not understand why they can’t run up to other people or touch things they shouldn’t. But if you must go out or be around other people, face masks or facial coverings may play a […]
During a hospital visit, painful procedures such as needle pokes for drawing blood or starting an IV can be stressful for patients of any age. Young children who do not understand what is happening may squirm or try to pull away, making the procedure even more difficult and stressful for everyone involved. At Akron Children’s, […]
Coping with illness, injury and hospitalization is stressful for even adults. Imagine, for a minute, being a child faced with strange people, bright lights, loud noises and scary looking machines. For many kids and teens the hospital environment invokes a lot of stress and anxiety because they aren’t quite sure what to expect when they […]
Our story starts in 2011. We were sent to Dr. Pittinger for a ganglion cyst on Devin’s right wrist. The first appointment with a new doctor is a little scary sometimes, but this time it was different. As soon as Dr. Pittinger came in, Devin smiled and said hi. He was comfortable with the doc […]
Surgery No. 8 is officially in the books. It’s been interesting to watch as Jordan’s reaction to surgery has changed. We’ve also been blessed by meeting so many amazing people as they care for our family. A couple days before our scheduled visit, Jordan and I talked about how Dr. Ponsky would fix his bottom. […]
The anticipated day of Jordan’s surgery finally came. Randy and I could only pray that God would help lessen our anxiety as we entered the world of a major surgery followed by an intense recovery.