Tools For Moms

CHOP,, Karie HerringThe web is an endless plethora of information and resources. I mean you can Google yourself, a condition, a place, a picture, ANYTHING and you are redirected to lists and lists of information. As a mom this can be so frustrating as you weed through what is a reliable source and what is not. Often times we can even be deceived by these “reliable” sources.

Recently Big G decided he would take a moment to cut an apple for himself to eat. Most of the time this is not an issue as the boy could not reach the counter and or the knife being used was as dull as a spoon. However, this time we were not so lucky.This was the culprit of a VERY large and deep cut into his index finger as he held an apple in his hand and drove the knife from north to south along the fruit. knife,, Karie Herring, injuryAs he did this he caught his finger. The doctor said had he been an adult he would have received stitches.

Accidents like these, or the fall from a bike or tree resulting in a broken arm and such happen all the time. While we may feel these accidents are a rite of passage for our children or they happen and we do all we can to prevent them, the trauma of the accident may be more painful than just the physical pain. One of my blog friends (and a twin mama) also is dealing with trauma for her very young son who is having issues with eating and breathing, symptoms that can happen in premature infants. While not an injury, traumatic nonetheless with the surgery involved.

So when these things happen where do you turn? Where is the help for you and your child with the emotional healing, where we as parents do not feel guilty for life happening, and our children are able to work through their emotions as well? Well a site created in conjunction with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (which is a leading pediatric hospital) focuses specifically on the mental, emotional and physical healing of any injury or trauma. I just thought with all of the sites available why not visit one that is legit and goes beyond the standard text book help.


After The Injury

10 Replies to “Tools For Moms”

  1. You struck a chord with me because my son was a very sick infant. We saw every specialist imaginable and every doctor we met could not figure out what was going on with our son…we finally made the jump to have him evaluated at CHOP and it was the most AMAZING place on earth. They are the leading children's hospital in the COUNTRY and it was a day that changed our life. Their website has so much valuable information…Thanks for sharing. You brought me back to a difficult time, but one I am so grateful for now, especially for the pediatricians at CHOP.

  2. What a great idea somebody had for this site! I wonder if the same principles will work for my husband, who is basically a child at heart?

    Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Good, I'm glad you found a site and shared it with us, because I have a feeling I will be visiting it very often throughout my career as a mother! 😉

  4. I wish these accidents didn't happen but they do and thanks for the resources to help us be prepared!

  5. That is very useful. I hope you make it a permanent link on your page.

    BTW: You are my spotlight blog for the week!

  6. The photo of the knife is giving me the jitters. Ugh. I am so, so weak when it comes to blood.

    Thankfully, Google is able to give me most everything I need in life. However, when he can't, I am glad to know that there are other resources that I can turn to.

    Thank you!


  7. as i was reading about your son's injury, i was composing my response in my head about an injury to one of my boys that required ten stitches in his 2 year old lip and a dose of ketamine (what?!?! isn't that the clb drug special k which wa soriginaly used as a horse tranquilizer?!?!). my initial thought was that i was going to ssay how lucky i am that we are able to take our kids to a great hospital that deals specifically with children. guess what one it is? the children's hospital of philadelphia! it is about 10 minutes from our house and is truly an incredible facility. we were just there on july 4th as a matter of fact. it truly is a remarkable hospital. we are so lucky to live so close to it.

  8. Ladies you are so lucky to have visited CH of Philly. I wish here in AZ we had something with so many great resources. As someone who knows what the trauma after the injury is like (many surgeries and such myself) I wish there was this great resource for the other healing! Thank so much for sharing your thoughts!

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