Wind rushing by, motor roaring, Hayden Mesler, 13, zoomed along on her dirt bike. The teen has been riding since pre-k, and the spring weather called for a spin on her bike. Before she knew it, her speed had gotten away from her and she was unable to stop quickly. She laid the bike down […]
When 11-year-old Jack Johnson walked through the backdoor after a bike ride, his mother Cara was in shock from what she saw. Her son was covered in blood, an image no parent should ever have to see. Cara jumped into action and was able to figure out what caused the mess, a badly injured finger. […]
Hunter Withrow had 2 encounters with Akron Children’s Hospital’s Air Bear® medical transport helicopter within a few weeks last year. The first experience he remembers; the second he doesn’t. The first was a Memorial Day weekend event in Wooster. People were able to meet the crew and look inside the helicopter during one of Air […]
The very nature of the word “crisis” means you cannot plan for it and it can happen anytime or anywhere. But, for 10 years now, parents of children in a mental or behavioral health crisis know help is just a phone call or ER visit away. A mental health assessment and referral service, Psychiatric Intake […]
Quick action is key during a serious allergic reaction. That’s why, kind of like a fire drill, it’s smart to occasionally review the instructions your doctor gave you and run through the steps you would take in an emergency. And, there’s no better time than now to brush up on your skills. “Allergy emergencies can […]
On Wednesday, Jan. 26, I accompanied my daughter and her 2-year-old son to the ED of our local adult hospital. Tony had experienced a rather severe dog bite at his babysitter’s house.