Children's Hospital of Wisconsin BlogPosted on by Dave Luczak
How can something be selfless and selfish at the very same time? Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? It’s not.
In a study on charitable giving, researchers found that when people donate to a worthy cause, the pleasure center of the brain lights up. There is no more worthy cause than Children’s Hospital Continue reading →
Losing a child is the most devastating event a parent will ever face. Although everyone handles their grief differently, having a supportive community is critical. That’s why Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin created Text for Hope, a first-of-its-kind service that provides support to grieving families by offering comfort, community and reminders that they are not forgotten. Continue reading →
It was a late night in December 2007 and 37-year-old Jenni Sego was at work when a coworker who was training to be a nurse asked to take her blood pressure to practice. Jenni said sure.
“I knew it was going to be high. I work third shift, I have three kids and I don’t sleep,” said Jenni. “She took it multiple times and it kept coming back 200/100. I just kept making up excuses because I felt fine. She said I really needed to go to the doctor.” Continue reading →
Becoming a mom changes you forever — and that includes your mental and emotional state of being. How could you not be altered by suddenly having a tiny person who relies on you, and who you love and want to protect more fiercely than you could have imagined? Continue reading →
As expectant parents we often imagine what life will be like when baby arrives — peaceful moments snuggling, blissful coos or quietly tiptoeing when baby is sleeping. It can come as a shock that a normal part of infancy is crying — and there can be lots of it. Continue reading →
From fire pits and stoves to hot baths and curling irons, there are many ways children can accidentally get burned at home. In fact, about 120,000 children under age 20 are seen in emergency departments for burns every year in the United States. Continue reading →
Ben and Nicole with their son, Mason, in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin NICU.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is proud to have the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the state that partners with the March of Dimes to have a dedicated family support program coordinator (such as myself) to help families during their time here. Continue reading →
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin BlogPosted on by Katie Lott
Marlowe’s clubfoot diagnosis came as a shock to her parents.
Watching 10-month-old Marlowe Emrey crawl and play with her twin sister, Mabel, you would never know Marlowe was born with clubfoot. “Actually, it’s often Mabel who is trying to keep up with Marlowe,” said mom, Angie Emrey. Continue reading →