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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

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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Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC)

Medical terms can be as confusing as a foreign language and when the terms are pertaining to a family member, the frustration can be crushing. Such is often the case with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC). What does an ACC diagnosis mean for your child? What are the symptoms, and is there anything you…

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Down Syndrome (Trisomy)

If you’re the parent or caregiver of a child with Down syndrome, one of the best things you can do is educate yourself as much as possible about the condition. Knowing what to expect and how to properly care for a child with Down syndrome can significantly improve their quality of life. It can also help you take…

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Caring for a Child with Cerebral Palsy

Caring for a child with cerebral palsy (CP) requires patience, understanding, and lots of effort. While there is no universal advice for caregivers and parents of children with CP, there are things you can do to become a more successful caregiver. 10 Tips for Caring for a Child with Cerebral Palsy These 10 tips for caring for…

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Caring for a Child with Cerebral Palsy

Caring for a Child with Down Syndrome

Caring for a child with Down syndrome isn’t easy. It requires patience, empathy, and so much more. Many parents and caregivers of children with the chromosomal condition are left wondering where do I start? From research to online support groups to self-care, there are lots of tips that can help make caring for a child with Down syndrome easier….

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Caring for a Child with Down Syndrome

Croup

If your child has been coughing lately, you may have concerns about the common cold. However, if that cough sounds worse by the day, it’s possible that the cause is croup. While it’s common for children to acquire croup, it’s essential to learn how to recognize symptoms to provide adequate treatment and avoid complications. What…

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Neonatal Jaundice: Symptoms, Treatment & More

What Is Neonatal Jaundice? The most common condition that requires medical attention and hospital readmissions in newborns is Neonatal jaundice – sometimes referred to as infant jaundice. It is the yellow discoloration of a newborn baby’s skin and eyes. Neonatal jaundice is a condition, especially in babies born before 38 weeks gestation. Physiologic And Non-Physiologic…

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Neonatal Jaundice

17 Travel Tips For Traveling With A Medically Fragile Child

As the parent of a medically fragile child, you know how many additional challenges there are just to maintain your child’s wellbeing. What may seem like a simple task to other parents can be daunting for you. This is especially true when it comes to traveling. At Sonas Home Health Care, we know traveling with…

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