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Caring for a Premature Baby at Home

Having a baby is often a time for celebration and sleepless nights. But sometimes, the little one arrives much sooner than anticipated, bringing along worries about his or her wellbeing. While at the hospital, it’s easy to rely on medical providers to take care of their healthcare, while you and your family focus on providing…

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Caring for a Premature Baby

Pediatric Strokes

Being a parent — or any adult who’s the main provider for a child — comes with many beautiful moments with your little one. It also comes with a lot of stress; especially if your child is ill. And when you hear the words pediatric stroke, it’s understandable to agonize over what it all means…

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Pediatric Strokes

Caregivers Who Have Become Like Family

CSP is an eleven-year-old boy who was born prematurely due to a blood clot in his umbilical cord. Although he was born a relatively healthy baby, he got sick while at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) due to cross-contamination from another baby. He went into septic shock and had to be rushed into surgery…

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Caregivers Who Have Become Like Family

Jejunostomy (J-Tube)

It’s easy to take things for granted when someone is in perfect health. But for someone who must have a Jejunostomy tube (J-tube), even simple activities, such as swimming, walking, playing may become challenging, if not impossible. However, all these activities can be accomplished with the right care. What is a Jejunostomy tube? Jejunostomy tube…

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Jejunostomy J Tube

Difficulty Swallowing (Pediatric Dysphagia)

Any parent with a picky eater knows how challenging mealtime can be. What if the cause isn’t related to the type of food you’re serving, but your child’s ability to swallow and intake food? If your child experiences coughing, choking, lengthy feeding times (greater than 30 minutes), or other related problems during meals, they may be…

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

As children grow and develop, they must receive the recommended hours of sleep. How long they sleep can impact everything from their attentiveness to general mood, but what happens when their ability to sleep is out of your control? What causes sleep apnea in kids? For some children, their nights consist of a restless sleep…

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Caring for a Child with Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida (SB) begins during early pregnancy and occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form properly. With proper exercise and care during their newborn, infant and, toddler phases—and depending on the severity of your child’s SB—your child can still reach their full potential. Caring for Your Child at Home It’s important that children with…

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Caring For A Child With Spina Bifida

Caring for a Child with Muscular Dystrophy

Hearing that your child has Muscular Dystrophy can be extremely disconcerting. This is especially so when you’re trying to figure out how to provide the best care while at the same time preparing them to learn to live with the condition and to manage it for the rest of their life. How will Muscular Dystrophy affect…

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Caring For A Child With Muscular Dystrophy

Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

Learning that a loved one has a dire medical diagnosis can make you feel that the entire weight of the world is on your shoulders. This is especially the case if the patient diagnosed is your child. You need to gather as much information as possible and have all your questions answered. When it comes…

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Barbara Finds Her Calling in Pediatric Home Healthcare

Barbara Rutberg has been a nurse for over 40 years; 20 of them in home healthcare. For the past several years, she has been with Sonas, a place she loves so much, she foresees staying on board until retirement. This is where she met her current client, O.M. “I’ve been with O.M., for about two…

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Barbara Finds Her Calling In Pediatric Home Healthcare