February 14th, 2017 | Vol. 10 No. 6
Carmelo, 2, congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia
Before Carmelo was born, Sheryll and Brad had never heard of lymphangiectasia. But during a routine ultrasound during Sheryll’s pregnancy, doctors were concerned about a greater amount of fluid around Carmelo’s little heart. +

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Parental presence at induction helps ease stress for both generations
Unique in Quebec, the Children’s Parental Presence at Induction (PPI) program is led by Child Life Specialist Sabrina Drudi who works in collaboration with the Anesthesia department, to help ease the stress that comes with surgery for the patients and families involved. +
The MCH Chronic Pain Service: helping patients and families return to normal life
Dr. Pablo Ingelmo, Director of the Chronic Pain Service at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH), joined the MCH in 2013 for his specialization in pediatric chronic pain. “Three out of four children with chronic pain will grow up to be adults with chronic pain, but that ratio drops to one in three when they receive proper treatment,” he says. +

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