When Do We Get To Go Home?

When Do We Get To Go Home?

Everyday patients and their parents ask us, "When do we get to go home?" Whether your child is being discharged home or admitted to the hospital after surgery, there are a number of factors that go into answering this question. Many PACUs (Post-Anesthesia Care Units),...

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2 Reasons We Make Pre-Op Calls

2 Reasons We Make Pre-Op Calls

Let’s talk pre-operative (pre-op) calls. What is a pre-op call and why do we make them? We make pre-op calls for two main reasons.  1. To gather information about your child before their surgery. 2. To give you information you will need for your child's surgery...

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Steps of Love

Steps of Love

And Off we go Over spring break my kids and I had the opportunity to go on vacation with Julie and her sister.  Julie, my kids and myself flew into Phoenix.  When we landed at the airport, Julie’s sister, Kathy picked us up in her pickup truck and we drove to Puerto...

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29 Big-Hearted Conversation Starters

29 Big-Hearted Conversation Starters

I have become kind of obsessed with the "Making Caring Common" project that is being done by the Harvard Graduate School of Educations.  They have some great articles and resources for parents and educators to help kids become more caring, more emphatic, more generous...

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How You Can Help

How You Can Help

As a nurse working at a children's hospital I see parents and families going through one of the hardest times in their life. The worry of having an ill child is trying. They are stressed, exhausted and scared. Rightfully so. As a friend or family member sometimes you...

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