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Heart Kids: Advice I’d Give My Past Self About Having A Baby With A Heart Condition (Part 2)

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In part 1 of this 2-part series, parents shared advice that they would give their past selves about life with a heart kid.

When we asked this question on social media, we received so many inspirational and thoughtful responses that we couldn’t keep it to just one post.

From finding the right hospital to leaning on others for help, here are even more pieces of advice that parents of heart kids would give themselves if they could go back to the beginning.

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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.

Heart Kids: Advice I’d Give My Past Self About Having A Baby With A Heart Condition (Part 1)

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“If I’d only known then what I know now” is one of those phrases that we often find ourselves thinking once we’ve gained the wisdom of hindsight. And when you’re raising a heart kid, you might feel this way after weathering each and every storm.

What would you tell your past self, on the day your baby was born, if you had the chance?

When we asked this question on social media, the responses were overwhelming. And they covered a wide range of issues, from staying strong to embracing unknowns. 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.

How To Help Heart Kids Keep Up When They Have To Miss School

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When your child is sick and has to spend time in the hospital, missing school might be the last thing on your mind. That’s understandable—your goal is to get your kiddo healthy.  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.