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2 Major Feelings You’ll Face After Your Child’s Heart Transplant

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When your child has had a heart transplant, an ocean of emotion might come crashing into your mind. Bewilderment, hope, dread, protectiveness—all of these things kick in almost instinctively.

If your emotions are all over the map, please be assured it’s normal, and it’s just a measure of how much you love your child.  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

Caregiver Apps To Get You Through The Tough Moments

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Being a caregiver for a kid with congenital heart defects (CHD) can seem like a full-time job. Medications, doctor appointments, finances—I know the stress can add up.

When you need some help keeping things organized, or you just need a little break to decompress, your smartphone can come in handy.  Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."

How To Deal With Unsolicited Advice About Parenting Your Heart Kid

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In some respects, it’s human nature to offer guidance to others when you feel competent in a certain area. That’s why some people are quick to give advice—even if it’s unsolicited.

But it’s also human nature to feel a little irked if someone is questioning your parenting skills. After all, who doesn’t want to believe they’re good, committed, and loving parents who are doing the best they can?  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.