This section of our website includes medical information on a wide variety of medical issues written from the parent perspective. Articles are divided by medical specialty or body system.

How do you know if your child’s low temperature is OK, what her vital signs should be, or how to interpret lab results? This section includes articles on basic medical care provided by parents, guardians, or caregivers at home.

GI conditions and issues affect most children with complex medical needs, and are some of the most difficult issues to resolve. This sections includes articles on the GI system, tube feeding, IV nutrition, GI surgeries such as fundoplication, and other GI conditions.

Do you have questions about lung issues, respiratory conditions, trachs, CPAP, oxygen, or ventilators? This section includes all pulmonology and ENT articles related to issues with breathing, medical technology to assist breathing, and respiratory conditions.

Seizures and autonomic dysfunction are just a few of the neurological problems children with complex medical needs may experience. This page includes all of our articles on various neurological and nervous system topics.

This section is all about peeing and the functioning of the kidneys. It includes articles on nephrology, kidney disorders, the bladder, urination, and cathing.

Children with complex medical conditions sometimes get sick a lot. This section discussed immune conditions, autoimmune conditions, infectious diseases, bacterial and viral infections, and allergies, as well as prevention of these conditions and diseases.

Many children with complex medical needs have orthopedic problems or require orthopedic surgery. This section includes articles on orthopedic conditions, surgeries, prevention of orthopedic problems, and bracing.

Your child’s comfort is the most important thing in the world. These articles tackle various topics on pain, providing palliative care, and keeping your child comfortable. It also includes articles on hospice and dying.

Children with complex medical needs may have almost every body system affected in one way or another. This section collects articles from all of the other specialties, such as cardiology, dermatology, hematology, rheumatology, endocrinology, dental issues, and mental health.