‘Tis the season for football games, hay rides, and asthma flare-ups.
At least that’s what late October/early November means in my house.
That’s because this time of year, I can count on my youngest child’s asthma to kick into gear, sometimes sending us off to the hospital out of fear for her ability to breathe.
And this time of year is when my middle son always took to the football field and ended up with some kind of injury, typically to his leg or foot.
And this is the time of year when my oldest son fell off a hay ride during a Halloween party and was run over by the trailer carrying all the hay. Luckily, he had the great sense to tuck his body into a ball and it was just his ankle and foot that the tire crushed.
Each child seems to rebound, but in every case we wanted the very best care for them.
The kind of care you can get at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Founded in 1863, the New York City hospital is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation.
And now, to meet the growing need for pediatric rehabilitation, Hospital for Special Surgery is opening the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center within the Lerner Children’s Pavilion.
The space is child-friendly, yet cutting edge in terms of specialists and technology. They help patients from birth to 21 years. To ensure the safest environment, they use low-dose x-ray imaging, an advanced imaging technology that significantly minimizes a child’s exposure to radiation. Pediatric Anesthesiologists are specially trained to care for children and are experts in all aspects of pediatric anesthesiology and the management of pediatric pain.
In other words, they specialize in care for our little ones. Why would we want to go anywhere else? They’re based in New York, far from my family, but if the situation demanded it I’d be there in a heartbeat.
(Special note to readers: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hospital for Special Surgery. A small donation to a charity of my choice was made in my name as a thank you for participating. You should consult with your physician or other health care provider before beginning any rehabilitation/therapy, sports training, or exercise program.)