In July, Kerwyn Jones, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon and former chair of Pediatric Orthopedics began a two-year term as medical staff president. Dr. Jones is joined by, Laura Markley, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist, who is serving as president-elect. Shefali Mahesh, MD, will continue to serve the medical staff as past president. Dr. Mahesh is […]
Labor of Love is a blog started by Megs Pollock in 2011. Megs began sharing her experience as a first-time mom to son, Jordan, who was diagnosed with spina bifida before he was born. It’s been 4 years since we last got an update from the Pollock family, so we thought it was time to […]
As the opioid crisis grew into a national epidemic, the nine pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Akron Children’s began analyzing their own pain prescribing practices and how they compared with peers. This led to a standardized protocol that has reduced the amount of narcotics being prescribed by 54 percent. “The opioid epidemic, a multifactorial issue with […]
I’m not sure what I had expected after Jordan’s hip surgery, but it’s been a crazy ride. We tried to prepare the house for Jordan’s homecoming. I researched on different blogs and looked for suggestions on Pinterest. I watched videos about how to care for him to maybe get some insight for what to expect and where our journey would take us next.
Jordan’s 18 month Myelo Clinic day at Akron Children’s arrived with what seems like the same anxiety and excitement as we’ve had in the past.
Our visit with the Myelo Clinic at Akron Children’s last week felt like we were prescribed a small dose of reality. Our hearts long for the hope that Jordan’s head, bladder, bowels, and legs will do more than the diagnosis tells us. I came prepared to ask the question about where each specialist feels Jordan’s […]