Managing Change with Your Medically Fragile Child

The following was published as part of my “Teachable Moments” blog series for ProMedica HealthConnect.

In science, change is inevitable and drastic. Matter – the stuff we and our world are made of – goes through changes all the time. With shifts in pressure and temperature, solids change to liquids, and liquids change to gas. The outcome is something that looks and feels different than what we started with; a new normal. Raising a medically fragile child involves lots of change. Our son, Richie, has had many ups and downs in the medical sense, and uncertainty is a way of life.

Read more at ProMedica HealthConnect’s website.

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Charisse Montgomery is the author of the Super Safe Kids series of books and safety tools. These tools engage children, parents, and their families in improving safety and advocacy in the hospital, the community and the home. A former educator, Charisse Montgomery has earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English, along with a master's degree in Educational Psychology, with research focused on informing and empowering parents of medically fragile children. She completed a graduate certificate in Patient Advocacy and serves on the Board at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

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