Day in the life: My daughter has cancer

Day in the life: My daughter has cancer

Peyton was diagnosed with stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on April 10, 2015.

My daughter, Peyton, is 11 years old. The week she has chemo is the week she’s usually at her dad’s house. Brian and I share 50-50 custody, and switch off week to week, always on a Friday. So he prepares her that week, reminding her that chemo is coming up so that it Continue reading →

Infographic: Safety guidelines for teenagers in the kitchen

Infographic: Safety guidelines for teenagers in the kitchenA new school year means more teens will be home alone after school, perhaps for the first time. With this increased independence, many new responsibilities come into play — like preparing after-school snacks or perhaps helping to prepare dinner.

As parents, we like to think we know that our kids know what is safe and unsafe to do in the kitchen. But the truth is, we should never assume. My young teens and I recently reviewed Continue reading →

Caring for kids with insect bites and stings

Caring for kids with insect bites and stingsThroughout summer, we see a lot of insect bites and stings in urgent care. Most of the time they are not harmful or infected, and can be easily treated.

Mosquito and other insect bites and stings cause itchy bumps that can sometimes even be painful (especially wasp or bee stings). In children, the area around the sting can get pretty Continue reading →

Infographic: Radiation exposure during your child’s imaging exam

Imaging Program at Children's Hospital of WisconsinAt Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we are 100 percent dedicated to caring for kids and teens. That means we give them treatment meant specifically for them and their developing bodies, because kids and teens are not just smaller versions of adults.

If your child needs an imaging service, you can rest easy knowing that our experienced staff Continue reading →

Inspiring video shows Ashton’s triumphant battle against childhood cancer

When our son, Ashton, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at just 2 years old, we felt the same shock and sadness that any parents would. Our hearts were heavy and our anxiety high. We didn’t know how we were going to make it through.

But watching Ashton progress from the first day he was admitted until the day he was discharged was an indescribable feeling. My husband, Ko, and I saw every day how tough he Continue reading →