Specialized Care for Your Child

Specialized Care for Your Child

When our children are hurt or sick we do everything we can to provide them with the best care available. I am very persistent and thorough in my due diligence by researching every doctor and hospital I take my child to. I look for doctors I can trust and depend on when my son needs them most. I always look to friends, family, or doctors I already trust to learn about specialized doctors and hospitals that can give my son the absolute best care.

In the above photo my son is sporting his cast after being bucked off of one of our horses. Of course, he jumped up quickly but immediately started crying. He’s very tough and rarely cries so I knew he had to be hurt badly. When he fell I watched him land with his wrist bent back onto his arm. My Mom is a registered nurse that works in surgery. She immediately made a splint and wrapped it. I took him as quickly as I could to a nearby hospital – still being 60 minutes away. Yes, we live in the middle of nowhere! After hours of waiting and x-rays they put a splint on it and said that it was fractured. I spoke to his regular pediatrician which is 90 minutes away and he highly suggested a specialized clinic 2 hours away. I knew I had to take him. I wanted to make sure he received the best care available.

My family is all too familiar with hospital stays and visits. My brother was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at a young age. My family drove 2 hours to take him to a specialized hospital and years later referred to one 6 hours away. It was the absolute best hospital in the midwest for his bi-lateral lung transplant he would undergo. Several years later, now 36, he is enjoying a wonderful life living on his own thanks to those wonderful doctors and of course our wonderful parents. Although he does still have Cystic Fibrosis and many complications he chose to live near the hospital that saved his life because of their fantastic care, modern technology, and some of the best doctors in the nation.

Looking for a Hospital for Special Surgery? The Hospital for Special Surgeryin New York City is the top-ranked hospital for orthopedics in the United States. They are a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS recently opened the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Children’s Pavilion providing comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation for both inpatients and outpatients from birth to 21 years.  Its multidisciplinary staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. U.S. News scored them 100/100! The score is based on such things as a high level of expertise and recommendations for patients to the hospital.

Watch Dr. Leon Root, Chief Emeritus of Pediatric Orthopedics, in the video below. He provides a tour of the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery.

The CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Children’s Pavilion offers comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation from birth to 21 years. Its multidisciplinary staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-­‐language pathologists. These specialists evaluate and treat children with neurological, orthopedic, rheumatic, congenital, and sensory integration disorders. This is the type of staff you want caring for your children.

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Their newly open 7,000-­‐square-­‐foot CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center for pediatrics, includes the following:

  • Physical therapy gym for children and adolescents
  • Dedicated therapy rooms for sensory and fine motor skills
  • Private evaluation/treatment room
  • Sensory integration equipment that facilitates movement in space
  • Specially designed Pediatric elliptical machines and stationary bicycles for children
  • Virtual reality software with innovative therapeutic routines
  • An equipment clinic that specializes in wheelchair and mobility needs
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Learn More about HSS:

Hospital for Special Surgery website. Here you can learn about the new CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center within the Lerner Children’s Pavilion.

Connect with HSS on Social Media:

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hospital for Special Surgery. A small donation to a charity of my choice was made in my name as a thank you for participating. You should consult with your physician or other health care provider before beginning any rehabilitation/therapy, sports training, or exercise program.”

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats.

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32 Comments
  1. So sorry to read about your son falling off his horse and I hope he is feeling better & his arm is healing as it should be! Being consciously aware of the medical staff & location you are taking your loved ones too is an admirable trait! They may not outright thank you for looking out for their best interest, but I’m sure they appreciate it! My mom has turned her world upside down for me, I have to remember to let her know how much I appreciate what she has done for me as my mom. Don’t let anyone ever try to make you think you are wrong for looking out for your family the way you do! If only all people would put in that much effort into their families!!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes, my son is doing great! I guess I should have let everyone know that. He did have to wear a cast for 6 weeks but his arm and wrist healed great. Thank you again!

  2. Oh man that stinks! I sure hope your son is going ok. The saying I go by is do what ever works best for your family. I know several people that don’t agree with home much I shelter and care for my kids. My family is happy and healthy so I don’t worry about what other people think. Just do what makes you and your family happy! It sounds like you are doing an amazing job at just that! =)

  3. I truly hope your son is doing better. It’s so rough when something like this happens and really breaks your heart. Luckily there are great hospitals and care takers out there! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  4. Great blog…thanks for making me aware of resources available. Glad that your brother and son are well!

  5. thanks for sharing! I can attest to the need to do your homework regarding hospitals, doctors, clinicians of any kind! as the mom of 2 children with mental health issues we’re constantly (or so it seems) looking for the top expert in a field.

  6. When I was in 3rd grade I was at school playing during recess and I ended up breaking my finger in two places, one of those being at the growth plate. Thankfully my Mom took me to a very good orthopedic after our family doctor told us my hand was just sprained. I had to wear a cast for 6 weeks, but my finger not only healed but it continued to grow. As an adult the only way you know I broke it is that it bows out a little. I am so blessed I had a mom who looked out for me. Your son is blessed because you take his health seriously. Glad to hear he’s feeling better.

  7. If you don’t take an active role in your families welfare and just go along with whatever a doctor says instead of going with your gut feeling then you could do more damage than good. When one of my twins was little he started to limp because his foot hurt. The dr said that he probably just stepped on a toy and was fine. I knew my child better than the dr and knew that was not the problem, after demanding more tests and eye rolling from the dr, we found out he had an infection in the bones of his foot and spent 6 days in the hospital. I received a great apology from the dr. Don’t worry about what anyone says, follow your gut. Your son is lucky to have you as a mommy.

  8. I love and hate reading stories like this at the same time. They are so heart wrenching. I hate that bad things happen to children but I love how people seem to bend over backwards to help them!!!

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about your son! I’m a new mom and can’t even imagine watching something like that happen to my daughter… I freak out if she bumps her head! I sure hope he’s feeling better! I agree that going to the best is worth it. This post has greatly encouaraged me to really look into the doctors/hospitals before I take my child somewhere. Thank you so much!

  10. Thanks for sharing your story. It is always nice when we can find a great hospital/doctor to care for our family.

  11. Great article. We are fortunate enough to live close to a great hospital also, Medical University of South Carolina.

  12. Awesome information, Sorry about your little dude. If I lived near this hospital I would definitely go here~!

  13. I am very lucky that I live in Nashville near Vanderbilt children’s hospital….and I hope that your son and family are doing much better

  14. Glad that your son is better, its always nice to have great hospitals and facilities near you. Very interesting article.

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