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One of the most important things a person can do on a regular basis to be well-rested and alert is to get a good night’s sleep. Yet, in many instances, it can be easier said than done. Small children, insomnia, stress at work, and financial worries can all play a role in keeping you up…

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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (ACS) in Children

Children are often known for their care-free attitudes and carelessness – resulting in bumps, bruises, scrapes, and other injuries. While minor boo-boos can be turned into little life lessons, major accidents that result in swelling and bleeding — specifically in the abdomen — can lead to more life-threatening conditions like abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). What…

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Caring for Your Child’s G-Tube

Parenthood is one of the toughest jobs you’ll ever experience. The hours can be long, the monetary pay is nonexistent, and your clients have a ton of needs – yet despite all of that, parenthood is worth it. The look your child gives you as you hold them, the way they curl up in your…

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A Little Boy with a Big Personality

Melony Robinson is the mom to an adorable three-year-old, E.R., who was born with Trisomy 21. She first heard of Sonas through a social worker who was helping her find assistance to care for her baby. “He had a kidney transplant, which required a lot of close monitoring,” explains Melony as she sits down to…

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A Little Boy with a Big Personality

Miracle Baby Gets a Miracle Nurse

For many people, the birth of a child is a happy occasion. For Angelly Rivera, it was a heartbreaking experience. Her baby, A.M. was born at 23 weeks of gestation, weighing 1 lb., 6 oz., with a long list of health complications. She spent several months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). During this…

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Miracle Baby Gets a Miracle Nurse

Caring for a Child with Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Receiving any kind of diagnosis that affects your child’s vital organs can be devastating. Such is the case with cystic fibrosis. The condition has no cure and makes breathing more difficult, so it can make caring for a child feel challenging – and sometimes overwhelming. In order to learn how to best care for a…

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Caring for a Child with Cystic Fibrosis

Tracheostomy Care for Children

Taking care of a child is often an overwhelming, thankless, and trying experience. Yet, it’s still done every single day by parents and caregivers who couldn’t imagine life without their little ones. And when the child requires long-term medical care, everything becomes even more complicated. If your child’s pediatrician has recently ordered a tracheostomy surgery,…

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Tracheostomy Care for Children

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunts

When it comes to your health or the health of your loved one, it can get frustrating trying to understand all the medical speak. The terms are unfamiliar, you’re already dealing with an emotionally draining situation, and all you want to do is understand the basics so that you can provide the best care for…

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Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

Most Common Genetic Disorders

Your DNA makes up the chemical build of your entire existence. It’s like strings of genetic code in the smallest atoms of your body. It determines your hair and eye color, facial features, and other physical characteristics, but the slightest change to your DNA can make a significant impact. Thus is the case with genetic…

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Diabetes in Children

Childhood is often full of picky eating, playing with friends, and learning. As a parent, you want your child to live a normal and healthy life. But sometimes, their genetics, environment, lifestyle, or unknown factors can impact their health. This is sometimes the case with diabetes. So, how do you know if your child has…

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Diabetes in Children