Childhood Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers, by Honna Janes-Hodder

By Honna Janes-Hodder

This moment variation of the main entire mum or dad consultant to be had, gains specific and distinctive clinical information regarding sturdy tumor formative years cancers, together with neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, liver tumors, tender tissue sarcomas, and bone sarcomas. additionally, it bargains daily functional recommendation on the way to deal with methods, hospitalization, friends and family, tuition, social and fiscal matters, communique, emotions, and, if remedy isn't winning, the tough problems with demise and bereavement. Woven one of the scientific information and the sensible suggestion are the voices of folks and youngsters who've lived with melanoma and its remedies. As many oldsters have already stumbled on, suggestion from "veteran" mom and dad could be a lifeline. acquiring a uncomplicated realizing of themes reminiscent of scientific terminology, how medicinal drugs paintings, universal unwanted side effects of chemotherapy, and the way to paintings extra successfully with scientific group of workers can in basic terms increase the standard of lifestyles for the complete relations pain in addition to their baby. Having mom and dad describe their very own emotional ups and downs, how they coped, and the way they molded their kin lifestyles round hospitalizations could be a great convenience. simply figuring out that there are different young children on chemotherapy who refuse to devour something yet tacos or who've common rages could make one consider much less by myself. mom and dad who learn this e-book will come across scientific proof easily defined, suggestion to ease their day-by-day lives, and instruments to be robust advocates for his or her baby. It additionally features a own therapy precis and long term follow-up consultant in your baby to maintain as an everlasting list.

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Prior to the biopsy, children need to fast for several hours. The doctor will first use ultrasound, CT, or fluoroscopy images to determine the exact location to be biopsied. Once your child has been anesthetized, a needle is guided into the mass and a sample is removed. The sample is then sent to a pathologist who will view the cells under a microscope. Your child will need to stay in bed for the next several hours with vital signs closely monitored to ensure there is no bleeding. Eric (age 16) had a fine-needle biopsy of some lesions appearing on his brain.

Anyway, they had a tape player and I would always bring one of her favorite tapes and set the tape player right next to her during the whole thing. Also, they would let her have her blankie and baby with her. They were very accommodating. • • • • • When we first went in and Luke was going to get a CT scan, I was told he could just drink the contrast in a bottle. ever. So, their ‘solution’ was to insert an NG tube and squirt the stuff directly into his tummy. I felt horrible. I felt like he was being punished because I breastfed him.

Imagery is a way to deliberately create a mental image of sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feelings. Imagery is an active process that helps children feel as if they are actually entering the imagined place. Focusing on pleasant images allows the child to shift attention from the pain. It can also allow the child to actually alter the experience of pain, which simultaneously gives the child control and diminishes pain. Ask if the hospital has someone to teach your child this very effective technique.

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