In my last post, Hot Days, Cool Water: Summer Safety Tips, I shared important water safety tips for parents and really focused on what parents should remember when their children are playing in the pool. But it’s too easy to forget that the pool isn’t the only place where kids are at risk for drowning.
This post discusses the importance of being vigilant while your children are playing in hot tubs, containers of water and in the ocean. I’ll also discuss what dry drowning is and how to keep an open eye for its symptoms.
Children’s Hospital saved my daughter’s life. They have the best children’s cancer doctors in the world.
We still take one day at a time but Kylie is back in school, almost twelve years old, and doing terrific.
THANK YOU ALL AT CHILDREN’S! WE LOVE YOU ALL!
I believe that if it weren’t for Children’s and Dr. Voun, I would still be on unnecessary medication or one of my attacks would have killed me. I would love to see her again and in my life to this day the only faith I have is with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Voun and their current doctors.
And now, my son is a patient!
It’s not often a young patient comes to the hospital smiling as brightly as 10-year-old Manny Hernandez was when he arrived at the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion on Sunday.
But this was no ordinary day at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Hernandez, who has been treated at Children’s for the past seven years, was the first patient moved into the newly-opened building.
My son, Julian Garrett, began life as a premature baby who had immediate life threatening health issues.
When he was five months old, we began our sojourn to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a place we have called a second home for almost nineteen years. It is hard to imagine what Julian’s life might have been like if it weren’t for the wonderful and supportive doctors, nurses and staff at Children’s.
Drowning is quick and silent. Victims cannot call for help as they do not have enough air. It is rare for a drowning victim to thrash. A child can drown in any amount of water in the time it takes to answer a phone.
For this reason, it is so important not to leave children unattended in or near water. Children can drown in just two inches of water, which can take place in bathtubs, toilets, buckets, anywhere free standing water is found.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has successfully moved into the new Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion after a day spent transporting 191 inpatients into the 317-bed, seven story, state-of-the-art building designed for children and their families.
During the historic move into the 460,000 square-foot-structure, staff and volunteers worked from early Sunday morning until late in the afternoon when the last inpatient was brought inside the new building.
It was in the last week of January, 1976, when I was a patient at the old facility due to a car accident, during construction of one of the wings.
I must have stayed there about a week and a half. I was given good care there. I was also terrified at the age of nine and in severe pain. Terrified of syringes, and due to the injury, that much pain.
I had a kind and patient phlebotomist who taught me to count to ten as she began to draw blood.
Please join us today, Friday, July 15th when some of the best food trucks in Los Angeles will be at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for breakfast and lunch. Additional seating will be available in the Healing Garden.
Special treats for blood or platelet donors.
When they’re not body-checking opponents on the ice, the Los Angeles Kings are supporting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by promoting blood and platelet donations this summer.
Each Wednesday in July and August, stop by the hospital to donate blood or platelets and receive a pair of tickets to see the Los Angeles Kings during their 2011-2012 hockey season as part of the Blood and Pucks campaign.