Those close to 12-year-old Ryan Zolnier credit him for how he’s overcome so many health-related challenges, but to him it’s just been a way of life. He may not run the way most kids do. Or jump the way they do. Or, candidly, go to the bathroom like other kids his age. But what he […]
When Madison Riley counts to 5 before going into surgery, the last person she sees is the same person she sees when it’s all done – Ron Tharp, a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Akron Children’s Hospital. Some may think this is coincidence, but for the Riley family, having Uncle Ron – as Madison calls him – by her side is a calculated matter of trust.
It’s a reality that Jordan isn’t going to be like other kids with a nervous system that allows their legs to move easier than his legs. He will be putting those super boots on, which will allow him to dream of whatever he wants to go after despite the need for a little assistance. When I really think about it, we all depend on something to get us to where we want to go whether it’s braces, wheelchair, bus, or car.
As I was driving my car this week, thinking of what kind of news we may hear from the urology department at Akron Children’s Hospital, my anxiety fluctuated. I attempted to prepare myself for either answer. Do you want to hear the news you need to cath so you’re not constantly looking for signs and symptoms? Or do you want to hear keep monitoring?
1) When a doc performing an exam and ultrasound of your boy’s belly says, “Wow, you weren’t kidding about his constipation issue, were you?” it’s not a good thing. New medication added, follow up with gastroenterologist TBD. See you soon Dr. Fyda and/or Emergency Department. Poop Gate 2012 is clearly underway! 2) Insurance paperwork, appeals procedures […]