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

By Honna Janes-Hodder

This moment version of the main entire guardian advisor to be had, positive factors distinct and particular scientific information regarding reliable tumor adolescence cancers, together with neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, liver tumors, gentle tissue sarcomas, and bone sarcomas. furthermore, it bargains daily functional recommendation on tips to do something about strategies, hospitalization, friends and family, institution, social and monetary concerns, conversation, emotions, and, if remedy isn't profitable, the tricky problems with loss of life and bereavement. Woven one of the scientific info and the sensible recommendation are the voices of folks and youngsters who've lived with melanoma and its remedies. As many fogeys have already chanced on, recommendation from "veteran" mom and dad could be a lifeline. acquiring a easy knowing of themes akin to scientific terminology, how medicines paintings, universal unwanted effects of chemotherapy, and the way to paintings extra successfully with clinical team of workers can simply increase the standard of lifestyles for the total relations pain besides their baby. Having mom and dad describe their very own emotional ups and downs, how they coped, and the way they molded their relatives existence round hospitalizations could be a great convenience. simply understanding that there are different youngsters on chemotherapy who refuse to consume something yet tacos or who've widespread rages could make one suppose much less on my own. mom and dad who learn this booklet will stumble upon scientific proof easily defined, recommendation to ease their day-by-day lives, and instruments to be robust advocates for his or her baby. It additionally encompasses a own remedy precis and long term follow-up consultant to your baby to maintain as an everlasting list.

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Small children who are unable to remain motionless for several minutes at a time usually require sedation before the procedure. You will need to stay in the department until the technologist has reviewed the images to ensure that they are adequate. My son handled CT scans like a little trooper. Even at the age of 3, he never needed sedation to help him remain perfectly still. ” The only part he strongly disliked was having to drink the contrast material before the scan. We experimented with this until we found something that was palatable for him.

Sometimes, if the site being imaged is the chest area, your child may be asked to breathe in and hold his breath for several seconds. It is important that your child remain still during the CT scanning process. Small children who are unable to remain motionless for several minutes at a time usually require sedation before the procedure. You will need to stay in the department until the technologist has reviewed the images to ensure that they are adequate. My son handled CT scans like a little trooper.

First, a constricting band is put above the site to make the veins larger and easier to see and feel. The technician feels the vein, cleans the area, and inserts the needle. Sometimes a needle is left in place and sometimes it is withdrawn leaving only a thin, plastic tube in the vein. The technician will make sure that the needle (or tube) is in the proper place, then cover the site with a clear dressing, and secure it with tape. Some methods that help when having an IV started are: • Stay calm.

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