Moms, Grandmothers, Step Moms, Aunties, Foster Moms, Neighbourhood Moms, so many different Mom-figures in the lives of our children and teens. THANK YOU! You are the foundation and touchstone in the lives of all of us – your children that live with you, and the ones that live away. If you have lost a child, your grief may be especially strong today, but we honour you and the love and care you gave. The love of mom is one of the greatest gifts a child can receive. We hope you are spoiled in ways large and small today, by your[Read more...]
I wanted to do so much more with these Johnathon diaries, I had big dreams. But it’s not all bad I didn’t, we were just busy, you know, living life. And now instead of moving forward with the Johnathon diaries, it’s time to end them. Three weeks ago today to be exact, Johnathon passed away, after a long 7 week hospital stay, 6 of them being in the ICU . I knew one day he would have to leave me. I thought I would know when, and how, and how I would be after. Never in all my thinking was he only[Read more...]
Itching, scratching, weeping skin. Interrupted sleep, daytime annoyance (or worse). Bad picture days. If your child has eczema, you probably recognize problems that occur commonly in your day-to-day life. Eczema is an immune condition. In the spectrum of immune disease, it’s relatively small. Other immune conditions often produce more disability, side effects from medications, sometimes organ transplant. But if eczema is in your home, it’s bad enough. For many, there are also triggers in the environment, including hot weather, humidity, sweating, stress, and some allergens such as pets and dust mites. You may also have heard eczema referred to by[Read more...]
In every conversation about viruses, bacteria and infections, there is one message that remains clear: proper preventive hygiene is the best way to help prevent the virus from spreading. What do we mean when we say preventative hygiene? We’re talking about any personal practice that helps to stop germs from spreading. This goes for your standard cold, flu, or any other viral illness too. Stopping the spread of germs doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does require practice and consistency. Here are the top four things you and your family can do to prevent the transmission of infections: Wash your[Read more...]
We asked and you answered! We wanted to know what services for kid’s and teens with special needs you’d love to see available in Belleville and the Quinte area. Now we’re taking you ideas and trying to find ways to bring them to life! What our first plan? Watch to find out! Don’t forget to subscribe to Quinte Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine on YouTube!