Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist
About This Show
Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories in a safe, supportive interviews. Navigating life with a child who is sick can feel isolating, and this podcast provides parents with a sense of connection. Hosted by Katie Taylor, a Certified Child Life Specialist who provides evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions to help promote positive coping with hospitalization and illness.
Most Recent Episode
Sarah's Story - A toddler hospitalized with RSV and Pneumonia
5 days ago
Sarah shares her experience with a son who acquired a common called RSV and how it eventually led to pneumonia and being hospitalized for a week. We talk about some of the hardest parts of being in the hospital like waiting for a diagnosis, not being able to cuddle your child who is hooked up to oxygen and IVs, and trying to find ways to cope cope as a mother during the experience. Sarah discusses about how this entire experience has changed the way she looks at health, being aware of spreading germs, not taking for granted the small moments in life like a cuddly or clingy toddler and being aware of what really matters in life. Sarah shares tips from how to support a toddler for a week-long hospital in addition to the recovery period at home. She also talks about how one night nurse completely helped make their hospital experience so much better. If you would like to follow along with Sarah you can find her on Instagram and Twitter. Thank you to Janet Anderson Photography for the beautiful pictures of Sarah and her family. Go book Janet Anderson Photography today!