It was just after lunch on a Monday, and the bright lights and antiseptic smell of the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest emergency department that normally would have overwhelmed my senses were dulled by the confusion and terror in my 3-year-old son’s eyes. Two hours earlier, we had been in our local … Continue reading My son’s leukemia story: How art is healing us
October 8th started as a day like any other. Elizabeth Cardone walked into her son’s room to start getting him up and ready for the day. Corbin and his one-year-old sister had been recovering from a respiratory infection but seemed to be doing better. But to her alarm, when she tried to stand him up … Continue reading Toddler makes miraculous recovery from rare paralyzing disease
Growing up can be hard work and it is sometimes tough on your body. Growing pains are commonly seen in preschool and school-aged kids, and affect about 10 to 40 percent of children. Many people consider these pains to be no big deal — just a part of growing up, right? But how do you … Continue reading Are my child’s growing pains normal?
For many children, the thought of going to school brings excitement. But for some, it brings fears, worries and anxiety. Mental health is the foundation of life, especially for growing children who experience incredible growth and development in their child and teen years. But children are often unable to fully understand or express their feelings. … Continue reading Recognizing mental health problems in children and teens
A new four-legged friend now walks the halls and the campus of Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center — Lorenzo, the hospital’s new facility dog. Lorenzo, a two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, is the first Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) highly trained assistance dog to serve in a Texas-based children’s hospital. After extensive training and … Continue reading Meet Lorenzo, the new facility dog at McLane Children’s
Transitioning from summer break back into school can be difficult for any child, but for those with Type 1 diabetes, school presents additional challenges. Beyond gathering school supplies and picking out a first-day-of-school outfit, parents often stress about how to make sure their child will be safe and healthy while at school. Managing Type 1 … Continue reading Back to school with Type 1 diabetes
A 17-year-old from Bastrop, Texas now has a different perspective on life and how things sometimes play out. An avid soccer player from a young age, Daniel Mundine dreamed of playing professionally. Now due to complications from his complex medical condition, Daniel’s forced to play another game—that of patience. Daniel struggles with multiple complex and … Continue reading Soccer-loving teen with rare disorder, stays positive and selfless