Tag: Akron Children’s Hospital

What it’s like to #vaccinate a child with #Autism and why we do it anyway

Getting the flu shot is extremely challenging for Autism families like mine but this is why we do it anyway.



Elliott is now being treated for #whoopingcough and we’re waiting for the test results

Whooping Cough is a very serious respiratory illness and I simply don’t understand how antivaccine people blow this off like it’s not a big deal. I can assure you, if you’ve ever been around someone, especially a child with Whooping Cough, you’ll be so grateful there’s a vaccine.



Emmett is scared to death he has #whoopingcough and here’s how we’re handling it

We’ve been very careful what we said around Emmett but he looked it up himself and that has him terrified. At that point, we felt it best to be very honest with him about what Whooping Cough is.



Emmett’s pediatrician has decided how to handle his exposure to #whoopingcough

What makes this particular situation an exception to that rule is that Emmett had direct exposure to someone with Whooping Cough and we have someone in the home with a compromised immune system.



As a general rule, I don’t apologize for any of my kids with #Autism but this is one exception

I mentioned in a previous post that something happened yesterday while at Gavin’s hematology appointment. Akron Children’s Hospital was great, they always are. You have to understand something before we go any further. This appointment took place where Gavin used to receive his IVIG infusions. We’re very familiar with this… Read more »



The Life-Threatening Reason Gavin’s Surgery was canceled (video)

As you likely already know, Gavin was scheduled for surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital yesterday. Everything went as planned but we ran into a problem. I summed everything up in the video below because it was easier to talk about it than try to explain in writing. I’ll quickly explain… Read more »



We’ve arrived at @AkronChildrens Hospital for Gavin’s procedures

Gavin’s a bit nervous but doing well. He’s very focused on the IV heading his way and is trying to talk himself through it. He brought a stuffed animal with him to help him be brave, his words not mine. We’re waiting for the doctor and anesthesiologist to come talk… Read more »