What to do if a child has an unexpected seizure

Katie Ricciardi, PA-C, conducts an examination with 17-year-old Eduardo in the Neurosciences Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Katie Ricciardi, PA-C, conducts an examination with 17-year-old Eduardo in the Neurosciences Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Seeing your child have a seizure is scary. No matter how big or small, subtle or intense it might be, it can still be enough to put a parent into emergency mode and assume something is horribly wrong.

While a seizure certainly can be indicative of a serious condition — and injuries can occur during the seizure itself — there are times when it’s not necessarily a cause for major concern. For example, it Continue reading →

What does it mean to have a Level IV NICU?

Erin Brauer, RN, and Amber Harshaw, RN, work in the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Erin Brauer, RN, and Amber Harshaw, RN, work in the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we’re very proud to have a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) right here in Milwaukee. It was the first Level IV in the state, and still the largest. But it’s Continue reading →

Here’s what to do after receiving a fetal diagnosis of a birth defect or other medical condition

Checking with stethoscope

Hearing that your baby has been diagnosed with a birth defect or other medical condition during your pregnancy can be devastating. Aside from the medical implications, it sets off an initial grief process that often makes parents feel powerless to do anything to help. But the good news is that Continue reading →

10 years later, Midwest’s first-ever Berlin heart patient still going strong

10 years later, Midwest’s first-ever Berlin heart patient still going strong

(From left) Suzie Zobrist, RN; Jennifer Dunham-Ingle, PA-C; Michael Madrzak, PA-C; Vince Forseth; Maryanne Kessel, MBA, RN, executive director of the Herma Heart Center; Terry Forseth; Lori Grade, RN; and Dawn Forseth gathered recently at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Herma Heart Center for the 10th anniversary of Vince’s heart transplant.

It was a happy reunion recently in our Herma Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Vince Forseth, a strapping 17-year-old high school junior, and his parents, Terry and Dawn, got Continue reading →