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Big Show for Little Voices: When Listening Makes the Difference

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Dawn and her beautiful family at the Georgia Aquarium.

Dawn and her beautiful family at the Georgia Aquarium.

This parents’ story shows how doctors that really listen to their concerns can help the most.

“My son was very sick from the beginning. He had severe reflux and was eating and puking and screaming non-stop.  At about 5 months old he began these weird jerking movements which his GI doctor misdiagnosed at part of his reflux.  We were in and out of the hospital those first 5 months and the doctors and staff at Children’s were so kind and caring about helping us care for our son during those difficult days.

[pullquote quote=”We love our sweet boy who has taught us what is really important in life.”]”At 7 months old, we were again admitted for dehydration due to a nasty virus and we begged the doctors to run more extensive tests to figure out what was going on with our son.  They listened to our concerns and ran more tests and an EEG and finally diagnosed our son with Infantile Spasms (type of seizure disorder).

[photogallerylink id=67889 align=left]”Because they listened to us we finally had an answer.  Life has been far from easy since that day due to the many global delays and disabilities the seizures have created for our little man, but we love our sweet boy who has taught us what is really important in life.

“Children’s has continued to provide excellent care for our son when needed and we still have many doctors we see there monthly.  Thankfully we haven’t had to be at the hospital as much in the past couple of years but when we do, we always go to Children’s.”

- Dawn


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