F: Remember the Family

Gone are the days when the school nurse put a bandage on a child’s skinned knee or gave Tylenol for a headache.

For many children with cancer, life after treatment can take some adjustment, especially for preteens and teens.

Maintaining a sense of normal home life can be nearly impossible during an extended hospital stay, especially for kids.

Communication between a patient, their family, and the medical team occurs all day, everyday. Sometimes it happens in a frenzied manner, sometimes in a more methodical way.

Almost everyone, especially children, experience some level of distress, anxiety and avoidance after an injury or illness diagnosis.