Chelsea Farmer has participated in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series before, but this year her reason for signing up was a little more personal. “In November our daughter Nora got a little bit sick and her pediatrician discovered a heart murmur,” Chelsea said. “We took her to see a cardiologist at Akron Children’s […]
I would recommend this children’s hospital to anybody! My daughter, McKenzi, was born Jan. 9, 2014, at MedCentral (OhioHealth) Mansfield Hospital. After giving birth to her, they placed her in my arms and let me feed her. She ate with no problem, but later through the evening and next day she got to where she […]
As we enter the new year, we invite you to look back at our most popular blog posts of 2014. They range from inspiring patient stories – a few submitted by our families themselves – to important health information. We chose these stories based on page views. We hope you enjoy! 20. The big move […]
I never thought the morning I brought my daughter to Akron Children’s ER that I would still be sitting here in the hospital, 31 days later. The first week of May I started to notice some signs that concerned me. Harper was paler than normal, coughing, but not a sick cough, and didn’t seem like herself. I called her cardiologist to get his opinion. He said it sounded like her failure was getting worse, which was expected. He wanted her cough checked out to make sure nothing else was going on.
One week after my daughter was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect, we began the many trips to doctors. The first appointment was with Harper’s pediatrician. We drove down the street to the Green ACHP office, where we met the new doctor at the practice, Dr. Jennifer Snyder.
As March 3 quickly approached, I prepared my 1st grade classroom at Walker Elementary School in Canton for my long-term substitute. My husband, Aaron, a sergeant in the Ohio National Guard, prepared his tasks for the 2 weeks he’d be out. My 2-year-old son, Landon, and 8-year-old stepdaughter, Kaitlyn, ran around with excitement as the arrival of their little sister grew closer.